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  

On Green Movement Anniversary, Iranian Democracy Under Greater Threat

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by Shima Vezvaei Today, Iran struggles with economic recession, a recent currency devaluation, and demands for greater social freedom from inside as well as a debilitated nuclear deal, sanctions, and the push for regime change from outside. What has become… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Iran Protests

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by John Feffer The last time Iranians went out onto the streets in large numbers, they were protesting what they thought was a stolen election. It was 2009, and hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had convincingly won the presidency with roughly 63… Continue Reading  

Rhetoric, Epistemology, and the Iranian Protests

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by Paul R. Pillar With any country that, like Iran, has been the subject of acrimonious debate in Washington, pronouncements by American observers about events in that country have more to do with politics here than with what is going… Continue Reading  

Iranians and Israelis Take to the Street

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by Daniel Amir On January 1, as the world woke to a new year, Benjamin Netanyahu warmly addressed the people of Iran. Like many leaders around the world he had been following the mass anti-regime demonstrations that began in the… Continue Reading