Ramin Jahanbegloo

Iranian philosopher

Contributor
It's Time To Reboot Canada's Diplomatic

It's Time To Reboot Canada's Diplomatic Machine

Canada's strength is not in its fleet of aircraft carriers, but in its moral capital. When our foreign policy reflects our core values, pluralism, diversity, tolerance and empathy then we can expect amplification of our influence around the world. Hearts and minds of population, tired of perpetual violence, is not won through military muscle, but by the ability to defuse conflict and tireless effort to establish and maintain peace.
11/01/2015 04:14 EST
Iran Nuclear Deal Opens a New Era for Peace and Dialogue With the

Iran Nuclear Deal Opens a New Era for Peace and Dialogue With the U.S.

For Iran, the rationale for the long march toward partnership can not be found in strategic alignment or expediency of politics alone, it runs much deeper; for many Iranians, America represents the new world, where individuals thrive on the merit of their skills and character, rather than old world feudal hierarchy.
08/21/2015 06:08 EDT
Don't Mistake Iran's Brutality For

Don't Mistake Iran's Brutality For Strength

Beyond doubt, this is the bloodiest period in Iran's contemporary history. A former political prisoner described how she was savagely beaten while six-months pregnant, while yet another spoke about a 14-year-old boy crying for his mother as the noose was put around his neck. Violence is often mistaken as a sign of strength. The exact contrary is true: Violence is the ultimate sign of weakness.
08/22/2012 07:54 EDT