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Iran Revolution

Iranian Voters Seek Gradual Change, Electing Moderate Candidates

Reza Marashi | Posted 03.01.2017 | World
Reza Marashi

Iran can still surprise. Voter turnout has surpassed 60 percent. Victory by candidates aligned with President Rouhani already exceeds expectations. This begs the question: What just happened? Perhaps above all else, these elections reflect Iranian society's continued desire to bring about change through gradual evolution rather than radical upheaval.

Iran is Exporting its Cultural Revolution

Arash Sobhani | Posted 01.24.2017 | World
Arash Sobhani

And Communications App 'Telegram' is Offering a Helping Hand A few years ago, our band KIOSK - which is banned from performing in Iran - was invite...

Remembering the 'Iranian Spring' of 1979 -- Before the Ayatollahs Took Over

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

Today's young generation in Iran does not know the history of this coup; it is the stolen narrative of the Iranian revolution. Many people do not know that the current regime of repression and corruption is not a result of the Shah's overthrow but an outcome of a coup against the goals and guiding principles of the revolution.

These Collages Use Twitter To Tell The True Story Of Iran

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts

Sheida Soleimani learned early about injustice. Her parents, outspoken critics of the Iranian government, fled the country during the regime collapse ...

The Good Spy -- A Book Review and a Commentary

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Maryam Zar

Kai Bird pieces together multiple accounts, recollections, diary entries, letters written home, diplomatic cables and embassy notes to compile a rivetingly detailed account of a time that is essential to world history.

Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

Do our leaders work together like a team who wants to win the Super Bowl? Or do they argue and fight like a team destined to be a bunch of losers who go nowhere! The results they produce in the summer will tell you if we're on the path to victory or defeat.

The Question That Is Rarely Asked

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

The question that is rarely asked is what the effect of the sanctions has been on the people of Iran, in particular the pro-democracy forces that so bravely have been fighting for their rights.

Forgotten Captive: The Most Famous Political Prisoner In Iran

Fariba Amini | Posted 01.25.2013 | World
Fariba Amini

I visited him in 2005 at his home in northern Tehran, facing the Alborz Mountains. He is the longest held prisoner of Iran, sometimes referred to as the Iranian Mandela.

An Animated View Of The Iranian Revolution

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

June 12, 2009, is a day Iranians will remember as one when their hearts sank and rose simultaneously. The news that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had supposedly...

When It's This Quiet, You Can Hear a Pin Drop: The State of Iran's Movement for Democracy on Its Third Anniversary

Sarah Shourd | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Sarah Shourd

Iran's movement for freedom, human rights and democracy began with a bang on July 12, 2009. Now, three years later, extreme, targeted repression has forced Iran's movement into a dormant state.

Britain, the CIA and the Iran Revolution

Renee Parsons | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

As the U.S. tightens its three decades of sanctions now joined by Britain, that action must evoke bitter memories of an earlier time and place in Iran.

Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet

Wall Street Journal | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and FARNAZ FASSIHI | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace f...

Astronauts' Bodily Functions, The Derailment Of A Literary Career

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Did you miss this weekend's big book reviews? Catch up with the buzz on Mary Roach's latest and more with the highlights below. "Packing For Mars," M...

Iran Uprising: Is Mousavi Becoming Irrelevant?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Who is running the show? Is Mousavi really guiding the movement on the streets, or is the street guiding Mousavi?

Common Sense In Iran

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

Today, the youth of Iran have declared their own ideological revolution. They are tired of their failed theocratic state, of the illusion of democracy, and of cultural and international isolation.

Support Iran's Dissidents

Perviz Khazaii | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Perviz Khazaii

No one wants to see the international community interfering in Iran's internal affairs. But, both from moral and geopolitical standpoints, the West should realize that it must stand with the Iranian people.

Iran Social Media Facing Serious Obstacles

Huffington Post | Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Citizen journalists faced serious obstacles in Iran today. News outlets are reporting that during the lead-up to the 31st anniversary of the Iranian r...

Putting Political Change in Iran First

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

It is time to adopt an "Iran First" American foreign policy, one that makes promoting political change in Iran the priority it deserves to be.

Iran's Green Stubborn Streak

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

what can the leaderless -- yet relentless -- opposition in Iran hope for? Without a leader, there is no revolution. Is there a fighting chance at reform?

Iran's Not-Yet-Revolution: Cause for Optimism

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The sudden willingness of the Iranian regime to compromise over the nuclear issue may be a sign of the regime's weakness, or an attempt to foster international peace in order to crackdown internally.

Iran: A New Revolution on the Horizon

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

Leverett and Mann Leverett's argument that there will not be a revolution in Iran is misguided. Their case is divorced from facts on the ground and based on a misunderstanding of the present crisis.

Editorial: Another Iranian Revolution Is Not Likely

New York Times | FLYNT LEVERETT and HILLARY MANN LEVERETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE Islamic Republic of Iran is not about to implode. Nevertheless, the misguided idea that it may do so is becoming enshrined as conventional wisdom ...

Remembering The Iran Hostage Crisis: 444 Days In The Dark | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They were geeks with guns - hundreds of Muslim medical and engineering students who stormed the U.S. embassy in the heart of Tehran on November 4, 197...

Brownies for Tehran

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Giles Slade

Being alone during or after a police action makes you very vulnerable. You should dress comfortably with plenty of coverage over your skin.

Iran: One Revolution at a Time

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Today's protests are different. This is not about the West. It is about which revolutionary political camp will prevail in 2009 and a path that rejects the "secularism versus political Islam" dichotomy.