Demonizing and Dehumanizing Iran

by Shireen Hunter Commenting on the devastating and widespread floods that have engulfed 26 of Iran’s 31 provinces, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo essentially blamed this huge natural disaster on the Iranian government’s mismanagement. He has a valid point. By… Continue Reading  

The Story of Esther and Netanyahu’s Attack on Iranian History

by Sina Toossi Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently declared that he believes it is “possible” that President Trump was sent by God to protect the Jewish people from Iranians. Pompeo’s remarks came during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, after… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Revolutionaries Fighting Same Battles after 40 Years

by Shireen T. Hunter The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist leaders are celebrating the fortieth anniversary of what has come to be known as the Islamic Revolution. They have indeed some cause to celebrate. After years of internal… Continue Reading  

Persian Regime-Change Follies

by John Limbert History teaches that outside efforts at regime change in Iran rarely end well for the changer. Nor do invaders face an easy road to conquest. The fate of the Roman leader Marcus Licinius Crassus in 53 BCE… Continue Reading  

Why Iran Will Not Go the Way of the USSR

by Shireen T. Hunter                            Since the Soviet Union dissolved in December 1991, articles have appeared in the West arguing that, sooner or later, Iran’s ethnic and linguistic… Continue Reading