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Fri, Jun 11, 2021
Saeed Jalili can be seen as a back-up candidate, who is gradually depicting himself to be a serious challenge.
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Although Ebrahim Raisi’s positions are indeed more hardline than President Hassan Rouhani’s, he does not, in principle, oppose a return to the JCPOA.
Thu, Jun 3, 2021
In the early hours of June 2, the venerable Iranian supply ship Kharg caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman. The loss is a major setback for the Islamic Republic, exposing not only the poor readiness of the Iranian armed forces, but also the lethality of Iran’s military equipment to its own soldiers.
The race for Iran’s presidency
Who will win Iran’s presidential election in June? This rolling series examines the likely candidates and the issues that may impact the race.
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Iran in the year 1400
Tue, Mar 9, 2021
There are broad continuities in the themes that have shaped Iran’s politics and society over the last century. The influence of Iran’s middle classes, who have at times aligned themselves with or steadfastly opposed those in power, has waxed and waned.
IranSource by Borzou Daragahi
Tue, Mar 9, 2021
At the dawn of their new century, Iranians still aspire for an accountable and effective government, social inclusion and economic security, and a productive and respectful collaboration with foreign powers.
IranSource by Nadereh Chamlou
Mon, Mar 8, 2021
Reza Shah, a middle-ranking officer in Iran’s Cossack Brigade, seized power in 1921 and, for the next twenty years, dominated and transformed Iran as commander of the army, prime minister, and finally king.