Iran’s Voters Send a Clear Message to the Regime

February 24, 2020

Two important facts emerged from the Iran elections on 21 February. The first is that the country actually held elections — a rarity in that region. The second is that the outcome was almost wholly negative for the regime. The candidate list had been purged of anyone not loyal to...

Poets Speak Out Against US Sanctions On Iran

March 06, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to exiled Iranian poet and journalist Sepideh Jodeyri. Iran’s relations with the United States seem to have come to a nadir under the current administration. One of the first decisions President Donald Trump took after entering the White...

In Iran, There Is Little to Smile About

July 02, 2018

What is behind Iran's low ranking in the 2018 World Happiness Report? Iranians are unhappy for a number of reasons, like in all countries where people are sometimes more and sometimes less happy. However, the root cause of unhappiness in Iranian society is of a different nature: It’s...