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Bread and Freedom

Despite the absence of an active civil society in most of North Africa and the Middle East, the collective action …

Supreme Succession

Born on 16 July, 1939, Khamenei was a noticeably young politician when he took the office of supreme leader in …

Women of the Revolution

  The year 2011 saw a remarkable upsurge of Arab women’s voices in the international media because of the role …

After Osama

During the late 1980s, a tall, charismatic man from a respected and wealthy family became the new face of jihad …

The Xi and Li Show

China will witness a change of leadership in the Party Congress due to take place next year. The future leaders, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, come from very different backgrounds but seem to share a certain inexperience when considering the demanding challenges that loom on the horizon for the Asian giant.

Influence Curtailed

Democracy in the Arab world stands to strip Iran of its power Iranian leaders have tried to portray the Arab …

Body Politik

The “Green Movement,” which emerged in the midst of the 2009 presidential campaign in Iran, gained momentum after the unconvincing …

Brothers in Arms

Last October, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez visited Iran, his ninth trip in 12 years, only days after announcing a deal …

The Revolution Has Just Begun

The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia has created an unprecedented sense of unity and patriotism in the country, and indeed throughout the Arab world. However, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details and a number of obstacles remain in the country’s path to democracy—obstacles that could lead to a deterioration of the unity that allowed for the revolution in the first place.