Monday 29 June 2009

  • Obama isn't doing enough to help foster democracy in Iran - The security forces may have temporarily crushed the resistance in Iran, but the revolution is far from over. Iranians by the hundreds of thousands -- young and old, men and women, students and workers -- have taken to the streets...
  • Which State Security Branch Rules Tehran’s Streets? - Two weeks after the contested results of Iran’s Presidential elections led to widespread street riots and demonstrations across the country, the Islamic Republic pronounced its harshest threat yet to protesters. At the official ceremony for Friday prayers, Ayatollah Ahmad...

Sunday 15 February 2009

  • "We Had Done It. The Ayatollah Had Come" - "We Had Done It. The Ayatollah Had Come" By David Patrikarakos Published: February 7 2009 02:00 As late as 1978, US security officials were lauding the stability of Iran, their Gulf ally. The oil-rich state had a highly sophisticated army...

Sunday 19 August 2007

  • Iranian Guards amass secret fortunes - Sunday Telegraph By Philip Sherwell Aug 19, 2007 As the zealous enforcers of Iran's Islamic revolution, they are at pains to be seen living humbly, maintaining homes in the crumbling Soviet-style slums of downtown Teheran and driving modest, imported Korean...

Wednesday 18 April 2007

  • Revolutionary Guard Wields Power Inside and Outside Iran - Voice of America - USA By Gary Thomas - Washington - 17 April 2007 Recent events in the Middle East have put the spotlight on Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Guard naval units seized 15 British service personnel in the waters of...

Friday 10 November 2006

Wednesday 1 November 2006

  • Russia, Iran: Brothers in Arms - November 1, 2006 by: Lionel BeehnerWith the Iran-Iraq War winding down in 1987, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini reportedly told a roomful of ambassadors: “Today Iran is so isolated that we can count the number of our friends on one hand.” Two...

Saturday 24 June 2006

Thursday 22 June 2006

Thursday 1 June 2006

  • Condi’s Play By Laura Rozen 06.01.06 - Rice headed off the hardliners with her bold move, but will the United States and Iran ever get to the negotiating table? After six years of the Bush administration often resisting calls for pragmatism and compromise from allies and home-grown...

Tuesday 9 May 2006

Friday 5 May 2006

Friday 28 April 2006

Sunday 5 March 2006

Friday 18 November 2005

Monday 8 August 2005

Tuesday 19 July 2005

Friday 8 July 2005

Friday 24 June 2005

  • AND WHAT IF DEMOCRACY IS THE WINNER IN IRAN? By Safa Haeri - PARIS, 24 June (IPS) As Iranians went to the polls in their most unprecedented elections, having to choose between the “pragmatist”, millionaire cleric and the “fundamentalist”, son of an ironsmith, some pundits said regardless of who becomes Iran’s next President,...

Wednesday 22 June 2005

  • Did the Iranian Election Change Current Policies? By Amy Davis - Iran held presidential elections last week, which resulted in a runoff scheduled to take place this Friday. But few are expecting any real changes in the way the country is governed. At least that's what Mohsen Sazegara of The Washington...

Tuesday 21 June 2005

Saturday 18 June 2005

Thursday 16 June 2005

Wednesday 15 June 2005

  • Q&A: Iran's presidential candidates Crises - New York Times - Who is running for Iran's presidency?Seven candidates are vying to succeed Mohammed Khatami as president of Iran, including frontrunner and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, reformist candidate Mustafa Moin, and former chief of police Mohammed Baqur Qalibaf. To win votes...

Monday 13 June 2005

Tuesday 17 May 2005