November 25, 2007
There is a revolution going on among young Iranians – underground music. The bands involved have no commercial deals, no access to professional recording studios and little in the way equipment, yet nearly every week a new band or a new album appears on the scene.
November 14, 2007
Relations between Iranian students and the authorities are at all-time low following demonstrations against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Tehran University.
November 7, 2007
A recent opinion poll suggests that support for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has more than halved since he came to power in June 2005.
October 30, 2007
The election of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as the chairman of the Assembly of Experts has been seen by many as one of the most significant political developments in Iran since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president two years ago.
September 18, 2007
Iranian police are conducting a huge operation aimed at enforcing social order. Crackdowns on women who do not wear conservative Islamic dress and the arrests of so-called thugs are widespread and are being criticised by reformists and human rights advocates in the country.
September 11, 2007
The possibility that former president Mohammad Khatami might return to power has become a major concern for “principalist” supporters President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and one that is constantly increasing as Iran moves forwards to the parliamentary election scheduled for March 2008.
September 11, 2007
In a society like Iran, which is passing from tradition to modernity and whose identity is very largely defined by the legacy of the Islamic Revolution, internal debate about national interest effectively shapes and determines the entire political sphere - not to mention its external relations.
September 10, 2007
Nearly 30 years after the Islamic Revolution and after many ups and downs, the identities and differences between the main political parties, their theoretical beliefs and their power structures are now fully clear.
March 5, 2007
Whereas in most countries the media and civil society form the nexus between state and people, in Iran, it has been the student movement alone that has played this role.