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...

US-Iran Relations: Changing the Discourse

December 19, 2013

The time is ripe for restructuring American discourse on Iran. The landmark interim accord between the P5+1 and Iran has generated a storm of speculation. Critics have voiced outrage, echoing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s claim that the agreement marks a “historic...

Women’s Rights in Iran

May 29, 2013

Marina Nemat, Iranian activist and author of “Prisoner of Tehran” and “After Tehran,” speaks to Fair Observer's Manuel Langendorf about the situation of women and human rights issues in Iran. Nemat argues that women's rights cannot be improved unless there is...