Hassan Rohani is indeed rational: He will continue to play for time, he will continue to strengthen Iran's economy, and he will continue to advance Iran’s nuclear programme
In other countries there are pre-election promises. In Iran there is new, barbaric legislation
Will the West install a political framework which secures peace and development in Syria, or will its people continue to suffer, much to the benefit of Iran's paranoid leadership?
It’s difficult to say with any certainty who will emerge victorious from Iran's presidential election, but as long as Islamists retain the consensus, democracy will remain in the shadows
However bitter it may be for the US, Russian-Iranian relations may be a more realistic prospect than an Iranian-American dialogue in solving the nuclear issue
The historical narrative paints a clear picture: Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and shows no signs of being deterred
The upcomming election in Iran has nothing to do with democracy. It is nothing more than a ceremonial event held by, and for the benefit of, a third form of totalitarian rule
On the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran's leadership was keen to stress that it is more united than ever
In addition to the European Union proscribing Hezbollah, NATO must also enforce a buffer zone between Lebanon and Israel, writes Wahied Wahdat-Hagh
It has been reported by Farsnews that an anti-Semitic cartoon festival on the Holocaust is being organised in response to Charlie Hebdo's latest move
It remains difficult to imagine a time when Iran's “Rahbar” might pick up the phone to the west
The Islamization of universities in Iran is causing the fast erosion of freedom of education
The current conflict in the Middle East is primarily driven by ideology. The homeland of Islamism – which is how Iran sees itself – has been promoting and funding terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah for years
Many politicians, scholars, and journalists believe that the Iranian authorities are "rational actors". How correct are they in making this assumption?
Conspiracy is rife in certain sections of Iranian society when it comes to issues such as Israel, the US, and homosexuality. Sadly, mainstream media outlets also play their part
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