What’s Really behind Khamenei’s Recent Anti-US Statements?

by Shireen Hunter       Last week Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Iran will not allow the United States to try reestablishing its influence in Iran. Taken together with the statement of the hardline managing editor… Continue Reading  

Can Iran End Its Perpetual Revolution?

by Shireen T. Hunter Today Iranians celebrated, observed, or bemoaned the advent of the Islamic Revolution 35 years ago, depending on their cultural and political proclivities. The revolution’s cultural dimension, its most important aspect, was nothing short of an effort… Continue Reading