Rouhani’s Challenges to Form His New Cabinet

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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  

Primer: Iran’s Upcoming Elections

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by Small Media On February 26, citizens in the Islamic Republic of Iran will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the first time since the 2013 presidential elections that swept Hassan Rouhani into office.

Here’s How Iranian Hardliners Have Reacted to the Nuclear Deal

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by Lobelog’s Tehran correspondent The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 on Tuesday has elicited a wave of reactions from key figures within Iran’s establishment. On Tuesday night, mere hours after the agreement was announced, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah… Continue Reading  

The Nuclear Deal and Expunging Iran’s Historical Ghosts

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by Farideh Farhi Yesterday’s historic agreement between Iran and the world powers over Iran’s nuclear program will be hailed (or trashed) for many reasons. Much will be debated—the deal’s impact on the future of the Middle East, the potential re-direction… Continue Reading  

Silencing Khatami?

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by Tehran Correspondent The judicial order of a media blackout on Mohammad Khatami and the reaction of Iranian social media users have once again highlighted the former president’s political importance. As the potentially pivotal 2016 parliamentary elections draw near, the pressure… Continue Reading