Iran has been hosting an annual “New Horizons conference,” which it established to address emerging global concerns [...] as a means to create “a relationship based on culture, diplomacy and revolution.”
The appeal of radical groups is in their offering of a new purpose, and thus a reclamation of masculinity, for recruits.
“This will be the start of a relationship based on culture, diplomacy, and revolution. We hope to serve as an international example,” Talebzadeh explained, noting that the treatment of African Americans at the hands of police is important to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. [...] Talebzadeh labeled the conference the “beginning of a cultural revolution and resistance and an international model for public diplomacy.”
Diplomatic implications of U.S. race relations past and present.