Iran’s Revolutionaries Fighting Same Battles after 40 Years

Celebration of the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 2008 (serkan senturk via Shutterstock)

by Shireen T. Hunter The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist leaders are celebrating the fortieth anniversary of what has come to be known as the Islamic Revolution. They have indeed some cause to celebrate. After years of internal… Continue Reading  

Western Conservatives Are Wrong on Christians in the Middle East

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by Eldar Mamedov This week the European Parliament gears up for a debate on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The horrific Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches on April 9 that killed at least 45 people… Continue Reading  

Iran Elections Update

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by Farideh Farhi Less than four weeks away from the February 26 elections for Iran’s parliament, the details of how many registrants will be allowed to run is not yet clear. This was not unexpected. As I suggested in my previous… Continue Reading  

The Potential for Further U.S.-Iran Talks

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by LobeLog’s Tehran Correspondent In September 2013, after the historic phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. president Barack Obama, many believed that Tehran and Washington were on the path to not only diplomatically resolving the nuclear issue… Continue Reading  

Have Human Rights in Iran Deteriorated after the Nuclear Deal?

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by Derek Davison The case of the now-convicted Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, covered in detail by Ali Gharib in this space last week, is only the most glaring example supporting the idea that the human rights situation in Iran… Continue Reading