Iran: Where the regime opposes women’s rights

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Every year, the day November 25 comes as a grim reminder that we have a long way to go for achieving gender parity. There are still many countries in the world where women cannot fully exercise the right to shape their own destiny. Violence against women is another detestable vestige of the mostly patriarchal societies inherited by our generation. It may seem that we have come a long way since the Dark Ages, but there are still some countries in the world that have made little progress in ...

ANALYSIS: Iranian regime and its appalling violation of children’s rights

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Children are the most vulnerable members of society and international institutions have taken many measures to enhance their security and welfare. In fact, November 20 is being celebrated as the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day.However, Iranian regime is one of the most heinous violators of children’s rights. Since the time it seized power in 1979, it has victimized children by denying them their right to decent education in modern schools and has indoctrinated them ...

Iran and ‘the Great Satan’: A four-decades old saga

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Right now, with marches and fiery speeches, the Islamic Republic in Iran is marking the 38th anniversary of the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran and the holding of American diplomats as hostages for 444 days. As the US Congress seeks new ways of tightening the screws on Iran, the Tehran leadership remains prisoner to old illusions. Most of those illusions are centered on the United States which has frightened and fascinated the mullahs since they seized power almost 40 years ago. The mullahs ...

Amir Taheri

ANALYSIS: New US policy pushes Iranian regime to the brink

Friday, 3 November 2017

On October 13, 2017, Donald Trump announced his new policy against the destabilizing behaviour of the Iranian regime in the Middle East, particularly its missile activities. This new US policy, unlike its previous ones that ignored the will and interest of Iranian people over the past 60 years, is surprisingly beneficial for the Iranian people. Iranian destabilization policy The important countries in the region (particularly Saudi Arabia and Egypt), who have always been concerned about the ...

Are Iranian people aligned with US national interests?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Following a week of political roller coaster, doubts and strategic calculations, the US foreign policy team unveiled its new policy on Iran and measures to address the catastrophic nuclear deal, better known as the JCPOA.During a 20-minute speech on 13 October, President Trump laid out the major points of this new policy, which include the decertification of the JCPOA and designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) ...

Hamid Bahrami

Who is driving Qatar into suffocating, costly isolation?

Monday, 16 October 2017

A top Qatari investor in Doha Stock Exchange recently appeared on Al-Jazeera television channel to reassure Qatari and foreign investors that the stock situation is alright. This has come following the news of many investors exiting the market as they feared a dark future especially that the quartet’s boycott is still on and there are little indications of it ending soon. The investor, Jaber bin Hajjaj Al-Ashahwani, broke down as he called on the Qataris to feel for Qatar as he saw how ...

Mohammed Al Shaikh

ANALYSIS: Certified or decertified, Iran faces tough road ahead

Monday, 9 October 2017

All eyes are on US President Donald Trump and his upcoming Iran speech later this week to clarify his decision to certify or decertify Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), designed to curb the regime’s controversial atomic drive. This has Iran’s regime on its toes, as senior elite in Tehran understand fully how the US can lead the international community in adopting strong measures against its broad ...

ANALYSIS: The disintegrating moral fabric of Iranian society

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had nothing but contempt for the ordinary citizens of Iran. In his own words, he saw them as “ignorant, incomplete and imperfect”. Such was his contempt for those he was destined to enslave that he described them as nothing more than brutes, who would eventually destroy each other if left to their own devices. In his arrogant mind, he believed that it was only through his astute and strict leadership, they could be moulded into a unified nation. He never ...

Iranian regime’s mafia and Nazi-style excesses

Friday, 22 September 2017

Gone are the days when pious Shiite religious leaders rode on donkeys, in are the days of showy go-getters who ride around in BMWs and Porsches, all compliments of the Iranian political system created by the present theocratic regime.With the lion’s share of cash generated by the country’s economy pouring into their coffers, it enables these fat cat clerics of the Tehran administration, to fill their bank accounts with billions of dollars that have been generated through the hard ...

ANALYSIS: Coming soon, war of words on Iran nukes

Thursday, 17 August 2017

In recent weeks, a potentially dangerous verbal confrontation erupted between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which if not resolved through diplomatic means, could lead to a nuclear showdown. The context to this acrimonious exchange makes the situation even more alarming, as the war of words was triggered by North Korea’s testing of nuclear weapons and the growing row over its development of long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. But what ...

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