Iran in the Era of Moderation and Reform

by Sahar Namazikhah via IPS News Do you expect a miracle from Rouhani? You are heading down the wrong road. Please take it easy! This was the initial sentiment among Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani’s supporters in social networks, blogs, the media,… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Oil Industry Presents Challenges for Rouhani

by Robin Mills Hassan Rouhani is known as a man who sprays air-freshener in the room before a meeting. When it comes to Iran’s oil industry, Iran’s fastidious president-elect may have a great deal of spring-cleaning to do. Much outside… Continue Reading  

Economic Issues Remain Murky As Iranians Go To Polls

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Talking to ordinary people in Neishabour and Tehran about Iran’s June 14 presidential election, economic issues seem foremost on their minds. But whom they will vote for is based on vague promises to pull the economy out… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Medical Shortages: Who’s Responsible?

by Jasmin Ramsey Press reports about medical supply shortages in Iran, some of which have described devastating consequences, have been surfacing in the last two years, while debate rages on about who’s responsible — the Iranian government or the sanctions… Continue Reading  

Decision Time in Tehran

by Farideh Farhi It is fair to say that since Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s disqualification, a good section of the Iranian pubic has been in a state of shock and silence. A friend who is also a keen observer of Iranian… Continue Reading