Afghanistan Peace Talks: The Devil Is in the Details

by Fariba Pajooh As the Taliban conducts peace talks with both the United States and Afghan political and ethnic groups, a clear vision for a final peace framework is starting to take shape. But with Washington pushing for a fast… Continue Reading  

New US Sanctions Will Make Iranians Sicker

by Fariba Pajooh Sanctions against Iran are almost as old as I am. I was born in early 1980, and international sanctions against Iran began during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s as most global and regional powers supported Iraqi… Continue Reading  

Chomsky on the Middle East

by Fariba Pajooh Noam Chomsky is a linguist and an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy. This interview took place on February 28 in his office at the University of Arizona’s Department of Linguistics in Tucson, Arizona. Fariba Pajooh: Your… Continue Reading  

Women’s Rights Are Linked to U.S.-Iran Negotiations

by Fariba Parsa via IPS News While U.S. and Iranian negotiators prepare for another round of nuclear talks in Geneva next month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been silent about another matter that could be even more indicative of his… Continue Reading