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The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

Despite challenges, the Islamic Republic is here to stay with its military and social capacity to defend itself from foreign aggression and domestic intervention.

Crime against Humanity?

Crime against Humanity?

Ayatollah Montazeri’s critique of executions in the 1980’s is an admittance of crimes against humanity. Recognising them as such could raise awareness of other crimes.

Review – U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

Review – U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

Though Maleki and Tirman’s work describes the roots of US-Iran (mis)perception, their effort ultimately fails as a work of academic merit for exactly that reason.

Iran’s Moderate Moment: The Leader Just Let It Go

Iran’s Moderate Moment: The Leader Just Let It Go

The election of Hassan Rouhani gave a new lease of life to the Islamic Republic with a guarantee that its foundational structures will remain unchallenged for the years to come.

Violence is putting the future of the Islamic Republic in doubt

Violence is putting the future of the Islamic Republic in doubt

It is not an exaggeration to claim that since the presidential election in June 2009, the ship of the Islamic Republic has been cruising in uncharted waters. The repercussions of the election have not only proved to be politically costly but have fundamentally jeopardised the very survival of the Islamic State.

Thirty years on:  The Iranian revolution and its impact on the region

Thirty years on: The Iranian revolution and its impact on the region

At the time, that Tehran is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, one should look back to assess the legacies of a social phenomenon that arguably put Islam into the forefront of politics.

Obama: a new beginning for American-Iranian relations?

Obama: a new beginning for American-Iranian relations?

“Change” is the defining theme in the vision of Barack Obama for the future of American politics. Indeed, his proclaimed mission not only encompasses the transformation of American internal politics, but it also includes changing the direction of the US foreign policy. In that light, some have assumed that his arrival on the centre stage of American politics will mark a watershed in Iranian-American relations.

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