- "Imagine a pragmatic and liberal Iran as the epicentre of an integrated Middle East, a common market stretching from Beirut to Baghdad, Damascus to Dubai, Tel Aviv to Tehran, the all-conquering antidote of interdependence to bridge the perennial Arab-Israeli and Sunni-Shia divides. While the immediate challenges are formidable and sobering, the heroic struggle for democracy in Iran should inspire a vision of a different and better future. In the 1930s, after all, who could have imagined the European Union?"
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Dr. Akhavan writes about the huge potentials of a free and democratic Iran: