Author: Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Iranians line the streets on the day Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran from exile in Paris (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Gabriel Duval)

Reassessing the Islamic Republic

Did the Iranian revolution deliver?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani makes an address in front of portraits of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, and Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic during a ceremony marking his 25th death anniversary at his shrine just outside Tehran, Iran, on 3 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

The Islamic Republicʹs existential crisis

Will Iran crack under the strain?

Female Hassan Rouhani supporter during a presidential election rally in Tehran on 16 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Iranʹs image in Europe

Making believe

A protester raises a fist in defiance in a cloud of tear gas (photo: Getty Images/AFP/STR)

Protests in Iran

The spark that turned into a wildfire

Iranians celebrate Rouhani′s election victory in Tehran (source: IRNA)

The Islamic Republic

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The West's Iran policy: For real change through trade

Hassan Rouhani gives a speech at the Khomeini mausoleum on 1 May 2017 (photo: jamaran.ir)

Economic policy in Iran

Rouhani′s inevitable failure

Protests in Tehran over the execution of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

The impending storm

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during a military parade in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/epa/A. Taherkenareh)

How the West views Iran's leaders

A sober and critical eye is needed

The symbol for nuclear power superimposed on the Iranian flag (source: AP)

Sanctions against Iran

Like a Slow Poison Injected into Society