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Iran

 

 

A fiery speech was already anticipated when Paravaneh Salahshouri, the representative of Tehran districts in the parliament, took to the podium on December 9. She had previously announced her refusal to run for a seat in the upcoming elections; however, what she said left...

Researcher and Political Scientist
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Iran

In order to understand the recent protests in Iran, we shall consider the role of Iranian people's spontaneous protests, the opposition outside Iran and the great social and intellectual leaders both inside and outside the country. Of equal importance are the analysis of the regime’s reaction...

Researcher in Political Science
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Iran

 

In totalitarian regimes, the ruling ideology has a major role in legitimation and turning political power into authority and, in so doing, a bond is contently formed between a significant part of the society and the political regime. These ideologies become dominant discourses and...

Journalist
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Iran

Once again, the Islamic Republic arranged its age-old pro-regime demonstration in different cities around Iran to “throw a big punch at its enemies’ mouths”.

These pro-regime demonstrations have a few similarities and differences. First, according to article 27 of the Constitution of the...

Journalist
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Iran

 

Recently a video has been circulating in social media where citizens of Baneh in Iranian Kurdistan province are riding children tricycles to mock the petrol price hike a man in the video is seen to say from now on people would have to commute using tricycles. In only two days, this...

Economic Analyst
Economy
Iran

 

Similar to what has happened over and over again in the past few decades, the Iranian government’s recent decision to ration petrol and increase its price, has provoked instabilities in relation to this sensitive product.

In fact, the price of petrol has always been one of the...

Economic Researcher
Economy
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Iran

 

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, told reporter on October 14th that “we can get past the hardest economic crises in the shortest span of time”. He also claimed that “everyone should put their hands together in this psychological, economic and political war waged against us and we will...

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Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, had a meeting with commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) last week. He demanded them to expand their overseas activities and added that “we mustn’t be satisfied with our region. By remaining within our borders, we shouldn’t...

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He takes off his shoes and socks and places the sole of his feet on the table facing the delegates at the United Nations General Assembly. He is the head of the government, their revolution has just succeeded and this is the first time he appears in the UN. He says: “I was held for two years in...

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