On Women’s Day, struggle for gender equality continues in Iran

Thursday, 8 March 2018

March 8th, marks the International Women’s Day. Women all over the world have always been denied of their full equal rights with men. But in the 21st century there are countries in the world that have taken big steps toward gender equality. Shamefully however there are a few that insist on outright misogyny which is enshrined in their laws. Iran is one such example. Protests in Iran early this year displayed many social and economic rifts in the country one of which was systematic ...

ANALYSIS: What Iran’s regime is actually terrified of

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

For nearly two weeks now protests are mushrooming across Iran and literally shaking the very pillars of the country’s ruling regime. Various discussions continue over the scope of these protests, their comparisons to the 2009 and 1999 uprising episodes, what should be expected from the international community and how to trek forward, amongst other subjects. What goes neglected to this day is the main source of the Iranian regime’s fear. Yes, this regime has a history of quelling ...

ANALYSIS: Why is Iran boiling in dissent?

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

What started last Thursday as a simple protest against rising cost of living in Iran soon spread through the whole nation like wildfire. Despite the fact that protests caught many by surprise, they have in fact been brewing for some time under the surface. Poverty is the cornerstone of all problems in Iran today. For years the Iranian regime has spent all the wealth in proxy wars abroad. The slogans chanted by participants in the past few days speak volumes: “No to Gaza, No to Lebanon, I ...

Why the Iranian regime is incapable of reforming from within

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The unprecedented strength of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Paris and Albania has severely alarmed the Iranian regime. It has also raised a pertinent question, can the Iranian regime be reformed within? The signs so far are not encouraging. Tehran sent its foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to Paris to prevent the annual gathering of opposition figures. As French officials found the regime’s position very weak, they ended up signing ...

ANALYSIS: Prelude to a showdown between the US and Iran?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

With the United States boosting “combat power” in southern Syria and bolstering measures with the Kurds in the north in preparation for a major assault on the self-proclaimed ISIS capital of Raqqa, word is in the air about a confrontation in the making between the US and Iran in the Middle East, with Syria acting as a launch site. Does this piece intend to promote war against Iran? Absolutely not. While some do argue this would play into the Iranian regime’s hands and provide ...

ANALYSIS: In the middle of election fever, Iran opposition gets major boost

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

As the regime in Iran is engulfed with major turbulence over its upcoming presidential election, scheduled for May 19, Tehran saw its concerns increase significantly as Senator John McCain, Chairman of the US Senate Armed Forces Committee and a very influential senior member of the Republican Party, visited Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania on Friday. McCain went on to meet with Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of ...

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