Mahmoudreza Golshanpazhooh

Mahmoudreza Golshanpazhooh completed his PhD in International Relations at the University of Tehran. He has over ten years of experience in Human Rights, NGOs and Iran’s soft power. He serves as Executive Editor of the Iran Review, Deputy of Research at Tehran International Studies & Research Institute, and Director of Human Rights at the Center for Strategic Studies, I.R. Iran.

Iran: Moderation, Hope, and Changing Attitudes (Part 2/2)

Sep 17, 2013

Under Rouhani, rationality has started to play a powerful role in Iran’s domestic and foreign policy. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Reviewing the composition of Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet gives us some insight into his administration and policies.

Iran: Moderation, Hope, and Changing Attitudes (Part 1/2)

Sep 10, 2013

Under Rouhani, rationality has started to play a powerful role in Iran’s domestic and foreign policy. This is the first of a two part series. The recent presidential polls in Iran resulted in the election of Hassan Rouhani, who began his term after introducing his cabinet for a vote of...

Inhumanity and Illegality of Sanctions Justify Iran's Response

May 07, 2013

Sanctions against Iran have negatively impacted the lives of the Iranian people, and they continue to do so despite lacking a legal foundation. If we recognize the inhumanity and illegality of sanctions, we can better understand the Iranian government’s response to them. During the past three decades, sanctions have been...