University students attend a protest inside Tehran University as anti-riot Iranian police prevent them from joining other protesters.
Although the unrest that shocked Iran's ruling elite appears to be over, there are several reasons to think this won't be the last time disaffected citizens take to the streets.
Time’s nearly up: Iranian presidents Mohammad Khatami, Hasan Rouhani, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
With a hollowed-out agenda and a cynical attitude to corruption, Iran's reformist forces have squandered their people's trust.
People walk around the old main bazaar of Tehran, in Iran, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
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Surveys of Iranian public opinion from the University of Maryland suggests that Trump's strategy on the nuclear deal – no matter how you interpret it – is based on wishful thinking.
Will the development of tech industry change the economic and social life Iranian youth?
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran's unemployment crisis.
Four more years.
Between an electorate hungry for change and a powerful hardline elite, Hassan Rouhani has his work cut out for him.
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Iran's economic recovery and reintegration into the global economy have become key electoral topics.
A supporter of Raisi at a rally in Tehran, Iran on May 16, 2017.
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President is not the most important leadership role in Iran. The election is not completely democratic. That said, there's a pretty competitive contest happening.
Hassan Rouhani’s supporters have high hopes for a second term.
The election TV debates have shown the candidates to be out of touch.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends parliament.
Trump's tough rhetoric is bad news for Iran's moderates.
Economic perceptions may decide Rouhani’s fate.
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Rouhani's conservative rivals are exploiting growing pessimism about the economy, increasing the odds that someone more hostile to the West might become Iran's next president.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on August 8 2016.
The latest in a series of meetings will see the two countries sign a number of agreements on political and economic matters.
Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states, are concerned by the election of Donald Trump.
Muslims everywhere were offended and psychologically shocked by the president-elect’s views. But Syria and Egypt think they can benefit from a Trump presidency.
Rouhani is caught between disappointed reformists and restless conservatives.
Once seen as a diplomatic victory, the nuclear deal of 2015 is now perceived as a failure by conservatives who reject President Rouhani's message of moderation as economic recovery remains elusive.
Shahram Amiri in 2010 after returning to Iran from the US.
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Shahram Amiri is one of 250 people executed this year despite President Rouhani's efforts to improve his country's human right's record.
Can Rouhani shake his shadow?
The Iranian president will finally get a parliament that backs his reforms. But much still stands in his way.
Rouhani and Renzi meet in Rome.
The most difficult aspect of trade in "post-sanctions" Tehran, is how to navigate the sanctions still in place.
Hasan Rouhani needs to watch his back.
With parliamentary elections around the corner, Iran's deep political conflicts are suddenly on full display.
Smiling again: Hassan Rouhani.
After years out in the cold, the Iranians have a chance to be heard in the West – and they've got Saudi Arabia on their minds.
Rouhani addresses the UN General Assembly, September 28 2015.
Increasing trade and commerce will make it easier to verify the Iranians are keeping their promises under the nuclear agreement.
Not all of Iran’s frozen foreign assets are likely to thaw anytime soon.
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Estimates of how much of Iran's frozen assets it will get once sanctions are lifted vary widely, but the sum is most likely just a fraction of the total.