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Middle Eastern Women Need Peace

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March: The People Persist, January 20, 2018 Greetings to all! I am here speaking on behalf of Massachusetts Peace Action and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston branch. As a woman born in Iran, who has …

Yemen: Time to End its Suffering

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

In February 2015, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states launched a campaign of air strikes against Houthi targets that rapidly besieged the entire country of Yemen. The relentless bombardments since then have turned Yemen into one of the worst humanitarian crises of modern times. Seven …

Afghanistan – Another American Failure

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The recent bombardment of Afghanistan by the U.S. military may have been intended to show American/Trump administration muscle, but what it actually highlights is the failure of the over-long American intervention in Afghan politics. When one tallies the list of costly American military failures – …

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter. More than ineffective, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been counter-productive and destructive. The policy has been ineffective because the U.S. has not been able to show true leadership, play the role of honest broker, and …

Originally posted in news@Northeastern For nearly six years—since the so-called Arab Spring of 2011—Syria has descended into a bitter civil war between Pres­i­dent Bashar al-Assad’s gov­ern­ment forces and rebel fighters. The con­flict has caused one of the most severe refugee crises in recent his­tory, with …

A talk presented at “Responding to Mass Violence in the Aftermath of Beirut and Paris“, Novemer 18, 2015, Northeastern University Let me begin by saying how very saddened I am by the recent ISIS atrocities in Paris, Beirut, and on the Russian plane. The media …

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