Remembering Iran’s Revolutionary Days

Protestor casualties in lead-up to the Iranian Revolution (Wikimedia Commons)

by Scheherezade Faramarzi Blood gushes from the dead man’s head, dripping down his face as he sits slouched in the backseat of the yellow Peykan car. Two men search the pockets of the green raincoat that he wears over his… 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  

Europe Is Determined to Save the Iran Deal

François Nicoullaud

by Kourosh Ziabari It has been more than 300 years since Iran and France launched official diplomatic ties. The initial contact between the two nations dates back to the late 16th and early 17th centuries, when the kingdom of Persia… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Doomed Quest for a Middle East Strategic Alliance

Mike Pompeo with the UAE's  Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (State Department via Flickr)

by Daniel Brumberg American efforts to foster Middle East alliances have long run into roadblocks, not least of which is the clashing interests of the region’s key states. The animating logic of any alliance is that states will subordinate their… Continue Reading  

The Lasting Lessons of the Iranian Revolution

Interior of the Islamic Revolution and Holy Defense Museum, Tehran (Pe3k via Shutterstock).

by Assal Rad February 11 marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1979 revolution in Iran, which toppled the country’s monarchical system and ushered in the Islamic Republic. The outcomes of that fateful day continue to shape the discourse on Iran… Continue Reading