Wishful thinking from Tehran

Wishful thinking from Tehran

Since the revolution, academics and pundits have predicted the collapse of the Iranian regime. This week, they did no better guardian.co.uk Saturday 13 June 2009 I have been in Iran for exactly one week covering the 2009 Iranian election carnival. Since I arrived, few...

Why the Islamic Republic Has Survived

Obituaries for the Islamic Republic of Iran appeared even before it was born. In the hectic months of 1979—before the Islamic Republic had been officially declared—many Iranians as well as foreigners, academics as well as journalists, participants as well as...