Rouhani’s Challenges to Form His New Cabinet

by Adnan Tabatabai Hassan Rouhani will be sworn in for his second term as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the official inauguration scheduled for August 5, 2017. The tahlif ceremony will take place in parliament, symbolizing the… Continue Reading  

Political Debate Heats Up in Iran

by Ali Reza Eshraghi A popular joke was bouncing around in South Africa in the early 1990s. Given the country’s overwhelming challenges, people have two options, a practical one and a miraculous one. The practical option is for everyone to… Continue Reading  

Rouhani’s Incomplete Victory in Iran’s Parliamentary Elections

by Ali Vaez Iran’s new parliament has many new faces, and, for the first time, more women members than clergymen. But with no clear victor after the 28 April completion of Iran’s parliamentary elections, Senior Iran Analyst Ali Vaez argues… Continue Reading  

Women in Iran’s Parliament: Opportunities and Challenges

by Sussan Tahmasebi Iran’s tenth parliament will begin its term in June boasting many firsts, including the highest number of female parliamentarians. In Iran’s first round of parliamentary elections, 14 female MPs were elected, and, according to the results of… Continue Reading  

Why Iran’s Parliament Matters

by Reza H. Akbari Iranians went to the polls on February 26 to vote for the new members of parliament as well as the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body in charge of electing and removing the country’s most powerful… Continue Reading