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...
Iran protests need a new direction – general strike now!

Inside the Iranian Crackdown

When the Unrest Flared, the Ayatollah’s Enforcers Took to the Streets of Tehran With Batons and Zeal TEHRAN — When the protests broke out here last month, Mehdi Moradani answered the call to crush them. On the first day of the unrest, the 24-year-old...