The Shah’s Long Road

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and his wife (DoD photo by Ssgt James R. Pearson)

by Gregory Brew On January 16, 1979, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, boarded a plane at Mehrabad Airport near Tehran. He would never return. Iran, where he had ruled as monarch and dictator for several decades, was in… Continue Reading  

The 1979 Revolution: Unfinished Business in Iran

Annual Revolution day manifestation inf Esfahan, 2016 (Emanuele Mazzoni Photo via Shutterstock)

by Shervin Malekzadeh Iran turns 40 on Monday, give or take a few thousand years. As part of the official commemorations for the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, or what is known in Iran as “Ten Days of Dawn” (Dahe–ye… Continue Reading  

Iran at Crossroads on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

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by Farhang Jahanpour On February 11, 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran marks the fortieth anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. In his latest speech at a conference of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), for which he received huge… Continue Reading  

Turkey Backs Maduro Against Coup Threat

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Nicolas Maduro

by Giorgio Cafiero The violent unrest in Venezuela, which has pitted supporters of Nicolás Maduro’s government against the opposition, polarizes states in Latin America and beyond. Along with Canada and Israel, Washington’s Latin American allies—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,… Continue Reading  

Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro

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by John Feffer Thousands of people, mostly women, protested the food shortages in their country by banging on pots and pans as they marched in the streets. They loudly opposed the socialist policies of the government. The police eventually dispersed… Continue Reading