Iranian sociologist and political analyst residing in the U.S., who contributed opinion and analysis to Radio Farda.
“Resistance economy” has re-emerged in Iranian official rhetoric following the wave of unrest that swept the country in late December 2017 and early January this year.
An Iranian sociologist and writer explains the fallacies of forced dress code in the Islamic Republic.
After the Nov. 12 earthquake in western Iran that left hundreds dead and thousands wounded, the country has witnessed an unprecedented wave of sympathy.
Rivalry and tension between Iran’s executive branch of the government and organs directly controlled by the Supreme Leader is not a new phenomenon. But its shadow hangs over the country’s politics and harms effective governance.
In the May presidential election, incumbent Hassan Rouhani, described as a “moderate,” overwhelmingly won the popular vote. Yet IRGC commanders never accepted their failure in stopping Rouhani’s re-election.
In the past few weeks, public disagreements over major policy issues between President Hassan Rouhani and Ali Khamenei have become a routine occurrence.
The June 7 twin terror attacks at the heart of the Iranian capital, Tehran, left an indelible track of 17 dead and more than 50 wounded behind. For nearly30 years, Tehran -- as the core of the regime -- had experienced nothing like it.