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Rouhani Goes to College

One of the biggest disputes between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s moderate administration and Iran’s conservative factions is centered on the …

Another Headache for Tehran

The collapse of Baghdad’s authority in northern and western Iraq, together with the occupation of Kirkuk by Peshmerga fighters, has …

Pursuing Happiness

Gender equality (or the lack of it) remains a central framework for Western perceptions of life in the Islamic Republic …

Cleaning House in Tehran

Despite real efforts to tackle its problems, Iran’s flagging economy continues to be the biggest challenge for President Hassan Rouhani’s …

Juggling East and West

As Hassan Rouhani travelled to Shanghai this week to attend a pan-Asian security conference, foreign policy observers back in Tehran …

Bigger is Better

Not too long ago, Iranian state television aired a documentary on what it said was an “exemplary family” and a …