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Hi, I am Modjtaba Najafi. Before I start, please join my YouTube channel so that we can have more discussions in the future. Today, I want to talk about the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invasion. In the previous video, I introduced the book “ Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism.” In this book, written after the events of 9/11, the author believes that the United States is suffering terrible consequences from its mistake. The author explains that the defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, communism in the Cold…


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Hi, I am Modjtaba Najafi. My field of study is the media. I analyze the role of social networks in the formation of social and political movements. I focus more on Iran and the Middle East. In the field of journalism, I am also interested in geopolitics and diplomacy. I would like to be with you on YouTube to discuss more theoretical and up-to-date topics on this network. The first thing I want to do directly is to introduce a book that I think is appropriate for the explanation of what is happening in Afghanistan. My goal is not…


This image taken in Tokyo 2021 Olympic became one of my best memory in Iran’s sport.In images analyzing, the context in which an image occurs is important. Image is a sign, a form of communication. We are surrounded by the signs; without the signs, we can’t think. By this image above, you see a metonymy, figure by which a concept is expressed by means of a term designating another concept which is united to it by a necessary relation (cause and effect, inclusion, resemblance, etc.). This is raised fist of Farzaneh Fassihi, Iranian sprinter, who failed to reach the semifinals…


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My latest interview with BBC Persian about negotiations between Iran and USA

Question: According to Ibrahim Ra’isi at the inauguration ceremony, can we wait for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal during his presidency?

Before Ibrahim Ra’isi announced his candidacy for the presidency, I believed that leadership policies of the Islamic Republic in recent times have been based on two axes: The first is the management of the presidential election and the second is the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. In my opinion, the situation has not changed now, and given my knowledge of the approach of…


In recent weeks, Iran has been the scene of protests in Khuzestan, southern province over drought and water scarcity. “We are thirsty” was the central slogan of the opponents. All over the country, The Iranians have supported their compatriots on social networks and in the streets. They declared their solidarity with the victims of the bad governance. Experts have long been warning about the dangers of the drought and the water crisis. This crisis is the result of a one-dimensional development which did not consider the risks of excessive co-consumption of groundwater for agriculture and industry. We are approaching a…


You eventually read the news of the Taliban’s victories in Afghanistan. The essential question is: how the Taliban could arrive at these triumphs after 21 years of their reversal in 2001? Why are the dreams of the foundation of a democracy in Afghanistan falling apart? We have a response: democracy is a process; it cannot be produced by war. For understanding the nature of the problem in Afghanistan, I introduce to you the book of John Cooly “Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism.” In this book the author explains how the Taliban movements in Afghanistan were formed.

This book…


Khamenei’s determination in relaunching the nuclear deal

Why the recent tensions between Iran and the United States during the Vienna negotiations, are not worrying? To answer this question, we rely on three arguments. First, the Islamic republic needs the restoration of the nuclear deal. The latter is part of a strategy led by the Supreme Leader to bring a dangerous situation under control. This situation is characterized by the economic crisis, a factor aggravating political instability in Iran. The increasingly fragile economy, thanks to the sanctions imposed by the United States and the crisis of governance in Iran are worrying…

Modjtaba Najafi

I am a researcher in information science of communication. I analyze new forms of sociality . I am also interested in geopolitics and diplomacy.

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