Author: Ali Fathollah-Nejad

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