Iranian personal dating
Our task in this piece is to explore this exotic diaspora in its various dimensions and possible missions.
Quite evidently, this diaspora can also help to develop Iran itself economically, socially and, in time, politically.
It can equally assist in developing options for intelligent and constructive strategic response to Tehran’s belligerence.
Still, Iran and Iranians remain very much misunderstood outside of the territorial boundaries of Iran.
And this, strangely, for a nation that has been in existence for over 2,500 years – home to one of the world’s earliest and continuous civilizations; one that has made countless contributions to the human condition.
Indeed, the recent upheaval in the country over the presidential elections is a clear example of the social dynamism that is alive and well in Iran.
To be sure, the Iranian story has not yet been fully narrated.
There has been heightened fascination with Iran since at least 1979.
For most foreign observers, the word ‘Iran’ triggers only the sad images of a tormented people under authoritarian rule, a recent history of war and conflict and a highly conservative, theocratic political system with a deep-seated animosity toward the West.Accurate though many of these impressions may be, thirty years against the backdrop of thousands of years of history and socio-cultural evolution can neither reasonably tell the full Iranian story nor provide a proper understanding of Iranian consciousness.