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Iranians Demand Change in Large Displays of Protest and Activism

Iran was struck by waves of anti-government and pro-government rallies during a period spanning the end of December 2017 and the beginning of January 2018. The anti-government demonstrators were drawn to action as a result of the rising prices of basic goods (specifically eggs and poultry), alleged corruption, lack of personal freedom and the country’s […]

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A Brief History and Analysis of Iran–Israeli Relations

Iran calls Israel “The Little Satan.” Israel calls Iran “the greatest threat to [its] security”. It’s evident that Israel and Iran don’t exactly have warm relations. But, Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel in 1948. Under the Shah of Iran before the 1979 Islamic revolution, the two countries did enjoy close and […]

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The Voices Are Heard: Reflecting On The Iranian Protests

Iran was built by protests. To observe this concept, one does not have to look far into the country’s history. Take the 1979 revolution as an example; a nation once secure under the very foundation of the Pahlavi dynasty was soon met with the swift uprise of an Islamic Republic. A change so powerful yet […]

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The Implications Behind the Alberto Nisman Trial

“Then we have Hezbollah, the Shia terror group.”

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Opinion: Syria’s Future

“What is certain is that everyone’s first goal in Syria is currently ISIS.”

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Are Qatar, Iran, and Turkey Thinking of Forming an Alliance?

The Youth Journal has covered the Qatar crisis extensively here. Qatar, Iran, and Turkey have been widely discussed in the media over the last few days. Can these three countries become allies in the near future? Why are Iran and Turkey helping Qatar? What will this relationship yield on a global scale? To answer these […]

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Analysis: Terrorist attacks in Tehran

Yesterday, 10 am IRST, 6 terrorist attackers had mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran’s parliament building and the tomb of the republic’s revolutionary founder. Killing 17 people so far. Terrorist attacks are extremely rare in Iran and people are not used to it. Last year, in the Ramadan month, police forces reported […]

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Political Analysis: Rouhani for Iran and the World

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, history is brewing. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran won re-election to serve a second term in the country. Once again after France and South Korea, Iran has chosen a politically moderate leader defying the right-wing populist wave in many ways. What does Rouhani mean for Iran? More importantly, what […]

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On May 19, Iranians Head to the Polls

The Islamic Republic of Iran is certainly no democracy, at least in the Western sense. It consistently ranks as an authoritarian regime on the Democracy Index and as “Not Free” by Freedom in the World. Yet, on May 19th, Iranian citizens will exercise their democratic right to choose their next leader (from a slate of […]

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Opinion: The Way You’re Thinking of Iran is Probably Wrong

Ever since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Iran has been viewed as an isolated, fundamentalist republic and to be fair there is a thread of truth to that belief. However, Iran is more than just that. They are a nation whose actions have had a great impact on the world stage. Before the Iranian Revolution, […]