Some of the major events in US-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nations’ views, but others presented real opportunities for reconciliation.
Trump recently warned Iran that the US could target its cultural sites. Many of Iran’s cultural sites carry deep religious meaning for a global Shii community and such a threat risks alienating them.
Even when countries have broken ties with each other, they can communicate – as the US and Iran did just a few days ago.
Hostility to Iran’s revolution from both the West and in the region is as virulent now as it was in February 1979.
Reformers have tried to modernise Iran for decades but have failed mainly due to the country’s powerful theocracy. And then there are those who want to overthrow the regime altogether.
Author Salman Rushdie’s book goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs and challenges some of the most sensitive tenets.
Iran’s young “daughters of the revolution” are protesting hijab laws and demanding equal rights. They’re the ultimate symbol of female resistance on this International Women’s Day.
11 activists have died in prison since Iran’s mass protests were crushed in January. Now, some detainees’ families are keeping a daily vigil outside jails. It’s a sign that unrest in Iran is not over.
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.
The Iranian president will finally get a parliament that backs his reforms. But much still stands in his way.
Two of Iran’s more moderate political factions have joined together to make sure they’re not shut out of parliament.
With parliamentary elections around the corner, Iran’s deep political conflicts are suddenly on full display.
A Muslim scholar proposes the discussion of an alternative interpretation of Sharia that will challenge ISIS’ claims to Islamic legitimacy.
The nuclear deal may be signed, but the history of the Islamic regime shows they will continue to rely on external conflicts to consolidate power.