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May 12, 2022

The Ebrahim Raisi government just jacked up food prices. Iranians are understandably angry.

By Sayeh Isfahani

The government of hardline President Ebrahim Raisi—who has been in office for less than a year—has opted to introduce coupons for almost everything from bread to Internet.

Iran Middle East

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May 11, 2022

How Iran’s interpretation of the world order affects its foreign policy

By Javad Heiran-Nia

There is a gap between the psychological milieu of Iranian political elites and the real-world balance of power.

Iran Middle East

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May 3, 2022

Iran sanctions raise doubts about the success of economic pressure on Russia

By Ebad Ebadi

One parallel for the new Russia sanctions can been seen in the even more stringent measures imposed against its ally, Iran. 

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Apr 21, 2022

Ableism exists online amongst Iranian women’s rights activists. It needs to be addressed.

By Ahou Koutchesfahani

Understanding the intersectionality of the feminist and disabled causes is important in the struggle for an open society that countless activists are striving towards. 

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Apr 12, 2022

The Internet ‘Protection Bill’ will hurt all Iranians, but the queer community will have the most to lose

By Sayeh Isfahani

International human rights organizations and the United Nations are saying a lot about the repressive “Protection Bill.” However, not much light has been shed on one of the most marginalized groups that will suffer the most: Iran’s LGBTQI community.

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Apr 5, 2022

The potential side benefits of a revived JCPOA for Middle East stability

By Barbara Slavin

If there is to be any chance of recalibrating this policy after Khamenei dies, as many inside Iran and outside it would like to see, reviving the JCPOA is a necessary first step.

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Mar 30, 2022

Iran won’t break with Russia over Ukraine. Here’s why.

By Javad Heiran-Nia

There are no signs that Tehran is walking away from its relationship with Moscow despite Russia’s actions toward Iran and its invasion of Ukraine.

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Mar 21, 2022

Israel and Iran need to turn down the heat. The UAE could be the best choice as conduit.

By Danny Citrinowicz

The UAE could help defuse tension with Iran at a time when Israeli military activity in Syria continues against Iran.

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Mar 11, 2022

I was once conscripted into the Iranian armed forces. Here’s why the IRGC designation is punishing conscripts.

By Sina Azodi

It’s unclear yet whether a US decision to lift the FTO designation of the IRGC will erase the stigma of having served in the organization as far as US immigration is concerned.

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Mar 7, 2022

As the world shuns Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, Iran strengthens its ties with Moscow

By Nicole Grajewski

Iran’s support for Russian actions reflects the improvement in bilateral ties, which have grown considerably at the political and military levels over the past decade.

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