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How the Nuclear Deal Will Give a Huge Boost to Iran's Reformists

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna nuclear agreement between Iran and the West was a major milestone for the geostrategic future of the Middle East, but it was also a breath of fresh air for Iranian civil society. There is now the possibility of Iranian civil society playing a different and more constructive role in the future of Iranian politics.

Restricted and Rolling: Tehran's 27th Book Fair

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Tehran's International Book Fair, a ten-day-long, twenty-seven year-old annual event, concluded on May 10th this year in a 120,000 square-meter venue...

A Revolutionary Sermon

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For a deeply faithful person, in any major religion, there can be no enemies. This is a radical way of life and it requires a language that can convey its power and relevance even to non-believers.

A Road Map of Iranian Election Politics: What Led to Rouhani's Victory?

Omid Memarian | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

The truth is that calling this election "free" disregards all the machinations and state meddling that preceded the vote itself. All eight candidates were approved by the Guardian Council on condition of their commitment to Iran's Supreme Leader.

Last Reform-Minded Candidate Drops Out Of Iranian Election

Reuters | Yeganeh Torbati | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

DUBAI, June 11 (Reuters) - Reformist former Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref has withdrawn from Iran's June 14 presidential election, he said in a ...

Reading the Shah, and Ayatollahs in Tehran and What the U.S. Should Learn From the History

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

What has been the root of the U.S'. inability to develop a sustainable strategy on Iran for the last 30 years? Dr. Abbas Milani, author of The Shah, and the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford answers.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

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.

Iranian Protest Figures Could Face Executions

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attorney prosecuting leading opposition figures in Iran asked a court Tuesday to give them "the maximum punishment," offering the clearest indicat...

Today is the Anniversary of the 1999 Iran Protest

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Without the July 1999 protests, there could never have been June 2009. What the students courageously started then has led to a massive movement encompassing all Iranians.

Iran's 20 Most Powerful People: Newsweek

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Power and public discourse in the Islamic Republic are dominated by fewer than two dozen heavyweights, ranging from ayatollahs to entertainers (and on...

Khatami To Pull Out Of Iran Race: BBC

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami is to withdraw his candidacy from the country's June presidential election, the BBC understands....

Iran Presidential Election: Key Issues Will Be Economy, Ties With West

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Dec 12 (IPS) - The main issue in Iran's June 2009 presidential election is certain to be the country's economic woes, but both candidates will...

Iran Admitted Attacks On Western Troops In Iraq: UK Ambassador

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran offered to stop attacking British troops in Iraq to try to get the West to drop objections to Tehran's uranium enrichment project, a UK official ...

Iran's Hard-Liners Crack Down On Reformists

New York Times | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- As the race for Iran's presidential election heats up, hard-liners are cracking down on activists who have supported reformist candidates in...