Tehran Tries to Blame the West for Nationwide Flooding

April 09, 2019

The IRGC is exploiting the recent floods in Iran to tighten its grip while suppressing any dissent that might emerge out of the current situation. Over the past two weeks, nearly every province in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been devastated by flooding. Official reports have acknowledged...

Meet the “Moderates” the EU Is Trying to Empower in Iran

March 18, 2019

The appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as head of Iran’s judiciary is the latest proof that the country’s moderates and hardliners are united in the main goal of the regime: its survival through repression at home and export of terrorism abroad. Recently, two events that have taken place at the...

Why Iran Will Never Have Glasnost

September 12, 2018

At this critical crossroads, Iran needs a glasnost, a spirit of openness and dialogue that would allow society to air its grievances and to move closer to consensus.  With bread and butter issues a priority, Iranian demands for political dynamism have been obfuscated amidst the country’s...