Why Did Javad Zarif Resign?

March 01, 2019

Amid tension in Tehran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tried to resign from his post. The ongoing saga of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shows how chaotic the government has become. On February 25, he announced his resignation via Instagram, stating: “I apologize for not being able to...

Iran’s Leaders Are Hypocrites

October 24, 2018

Iranian leaders use social media freely without censorship, yet the people are banned from doing so. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is known for being a moderate politician. He tweets regularly on world politics and expresses his opinion freely via social media. Ali Khamenei,...

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...

Can Europe Save the Iran Deal?

May 24, 2018

Iran will rely on world powers to keep the nuclear deal alive, undermining Trump’s attempt to weaken the country.  Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has wrapped up the first leg of his diplomatic tour to work with the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the Iran...