As we have all heard, double-standard policies in the world are always adopted and enforced, and in many cases, these policies are simply overlooked by the international community and the media. In a general view, it may be possible to state that the main point according to this cliché that “the end justifies the mean”, which means, in some cases the reactions of Western countries in the face of two identical events that occurred in two different places are completely different and sometimes
Anne Khodabandeh, political activist, says the practice of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group to pay huge amounts of money to former officials to speak at their conference proves that it has no support even among countries hostile to Iran.
In an interview with FNA, Ms. Khodabandeh said, “The MKO has been forced to create audiences by paying for students and refugees to attend these conferences. These individuals have no links to Iran and no
Since the Islamic Revolution of Iran in February 1979, the MEK’s militia has killed over 12000 Iranian civilians. The group’s long record of crimes has been corroborated by a number of reports and documents published by Iranian and international organizations. On one hand MEK has been forced to work under the cover of political processes, but on the other hand it’s natural tendency for radicalism drives it to violence. That’s why the group is forming terror cells throughout the Iranian cities
Referring to the cooperation of the Mojahedin-e Khalq group with the mafia gangs selling weapons in the Balkans, an expert on terrorism said, "This group's relations with the Albanian mafia can be a credible threat to the citizens of this country and the Balkans."
In an interview with IRNA's political correspondent on the ideology of the Mujahedin-e Khalq group, Seyyed Reza Qazvini Ghorabi stated that the Mujahedin have not adopted a coherent and strong ideology. On the one hand, its leaders
Matthew Hoh is a former US State Department official who resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan over U.S. policy there in September 2009. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Hoh was deployed twice to Iraq as a Marine. Hoh is now a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC. In an exclusive interview with Habilian Association, Matthew Hoh has answered the questions about Trump’s militarism and its impact on the health of U.S. citizens during the new
John Feffer is director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the author, most recently, of Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams (Zed Books). He is also the author of the dystopian novel Splinterlands (Dispatch Books) and its soon-to-be-released sequel Frostlands. He is the author of several other books, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USAToday, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and many other
Marjorie Cohn is emerita professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and a member of the advisory board of Veterans for Peace. Dr. Cohn regularly contributes to antiwar web sites such as Truthout, Truthdig and Consortium News. Her most recent book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. Given Cohn’s expertise in US State
Behrooz Abdolvand is a German-based economist and political scientist known for his research on global energy politics. He is the Former coordinator of the Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies Center in Berlin and associated member of the German Council on Foreign Relations. What comes bellow is full text of Habilian Association’s interview with this acknowledged analyst.
Habilian: As a first question, can you express yourself, as an Iranian, about the assassination of General
Finian Cunningham is an Irish journalist and writer. For over 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Now a freelance journalist based in East Africa, his columns appear on RT, Sputnik, Strategic Culture Foundation and Press TV. What Comes Below is Habilian Association’s Interview with this creditable Irish analyst.
Habilian: How do you evaluate General Soleimani’s role in the fight against terrorism?
Xavier Raufer is the Director of Studies and Research at the Department for the Study of the Contemporary Criminal Menace at University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. He is also an Associate Professor at Chinese National Police University and China University of Political Science and Law. A world-known criminologist, Professor Raufer published more than twenty books on terrorism, crime or urban insecurity, among which: On social violence (1983), The Superpowers of Crime, Narco Terrorism Survey
Michael Jones is an American writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of Culture Wars magazine (formerly Fidelity Magazine). He has written widely on the sexual revolution, capitalism, the history of the Catholic Church and its relation to Jews as well as on wider cultural issues. Jones then obtained his Ph.D. from Temple University and began to teach at Saint Mary's College, of Notre Dame, Indiana. In recent years, Jones has focused on and has written numerous
Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells Mehr News Agency that “A rationale for removing the MEK from the U.S. terrorism list was that in recent years the group has not been involved in killing Americans.”
Pillar says terrorist group is still a terrorist group even if the blood it spills is not American blood. The MEK certainly has been involved in lethal political violence since 2009.
He also adds that “The sources of funds always have been unclear. The most
Wayne Madsen is an American journalist, television news commentator, online editor of Wayne Madsen Report.com, investigative journalist and author specializing intelligence and international affairs. He has written for many publications including The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, In These Times, and The American Conservative. Madsen has been a regular contributor on RT and PressTV. He has been a frequent political and national security
Aleksandr Dugin is a Russian philosopher, political analyst, and strategist and leader and founder of the Eurasia Movement. He, who sometimes is introduced as an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin , has been served as an advisor to State Duma speaker Gennadiy Seleznyov  and key member of the ruling United Russia party Sergei Naryshkin . Dugin traveled to Iran last May to attend the 6th international Conference of New Horizons. What comes below, is the full-text of Habilian
Dogan Bermek is president at Alevi Philosophy Center (ADO) and ex-president of Federation of Alevi Associations (Alevi Dernekleri Federasyonu; ADF) in Turkey. He who has been working in the Alevi movement for more than 30 years, attended the 6th International NEW HORIZON conference which was held in Mashhad, Iran, on May 12th through the 15th 2018 with the theme of AL-QUDS / JERUSALEM. What follows is the full text of Habilian Assocition’s interview with this researcher on the issues of the
Dr. Binoy Kampmark teaches core legal courses within the Legal and Dispute Studies program for the Bachelor of Social Science at RMIT University. He has research interests in the institution of war, diplomacy, international relations, 20th Century History and law. He has written extensively on these topics in both refereed journals and more popular media. Binoy’s research and teaching interests lie in the intersections of law, international relations and history. Much of this
Eric Walberg is a Canadian journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. As an economics expert, he has written widely on East-West relations since the 1980s. Eric has previously worked as a UN advisor and currently writes for Press TV and Al Ahram. He is the author of Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games and from Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization. What comes bellow is the transcript of Habilian Association’s interview
Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. From 1997 to 2005, he was the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council; from 2003 to 2005, he served as spokesman for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union. He is author of “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir” published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in