Why Did Protests in Iran Fail to Develop into an Uprising?

The protests that began in the Iranian city of Mashhad on the 28th of December 2017, quickly spreading to other cities, were the biggest challenge to the regime since the Green... Read more »

Can Rouhani Play His Cards Right?

Hassan Rouhani is a shrewd politician, and he has spotted the opportunity to harness the recent discontent for his cause. The recent unrest in Iran is yet another illustration... Read more »

Why Iran’s protests matter this time

University students attend a protest inside Tehran University as anti-riot Iranian police prevent them from joining other protesters. AP Photo Nader Habibi, Brandeis University A series of urban uprisings... Read more »

Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad Alleged Arrested for Inciting Protest

Reports are coming out of Tehran that ex-Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested for contributing to widespread unrest in the country that has seen at least 22 killed.... Read more »

Democracy of Mass Destruction: Dissecting US Actions in Syria, Ukraine & Iran

The US has taken advantage of the recent mass antigovernment protests in Iran to reinforce pressure on that country, in line with President Trump’s already harsh stance against Tehran.... Read more »