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Iran is a relatively modern contraction of the name Airyana Vaeja (the ancient homeland of the Airya or Aryans).

Over time, Airyana Vaeja became Airan-Vej, then Eran-Vej or Airan-Vej (the Parthians and Sassanians had a slightly different pronunciation), then Eran or Airan, and finally Iran.

Why authoritarian rulers are worried / 为什么独裁统治者担心 / لماذا الحكام المستبدين قلقون / Почему авторитарные правители беспокоятся

By Tyler Roylance | CNN News | Original Source Chinese Paramilitary police officers stand guard near Tiananmen Square on June 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. Editor’s Note: Tyler Roylance is a senior editor at Freedom House, a non-government research and … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Persia and Iran

Author: K. E. Eduljee | Zoroastrian Heritage  <Original Source> Map of Iran and Central Asia The names Iran and Persia are often used interchangeably to mean the same country. Iran is the legal name. Persia, was an ancient kingdom within … Continue reading

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Here’s what would really happen if the US bombed Iran

by Zack Beauchamp, @zackbeauchamp, zack@vox.com |Vox <Original Source> Last week, Republican Senator Tom Cotton criticized President Obama’s nuclear deal framework with Iran, saying Obama was refusing to admit that airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities would only take “several days” and … Continue reading

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7 times when Iran’s strategic mastermind reshaped the Middle East

By Harrison Jacobs <Original Source> (Fars News)A former CIA operative described Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, as the “most powerful operative in the Middle East today.”Qassem Suleimani has been called the single most powerful operative in the … Continue reading

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