PIJ is perceived as a terrorist group operating in the shadow of Hamas, aiming to dismantle Israel with the backing of Iran – but that’s not true.
Iranian women are still pressing for women’s rights and equality, just in quieter forms, including not wearing mandatory hair covers. Imprisoned activists are also leaking messages to others.
Narges Mohammadi is being denied treatment for serious heart and lung issues.
The current war in Gaza is an argument in favour of a multipolar world, one in which the U.S. has less influence and other powers can act as countervailing forces.
The Palestinian fighters who launched deadly attacks into Israel on Oct. 7 are not Iranian puppets – but they are doing the work Iran wants done.
The continuing unrest in Iran — and the brave women who have led the charge for decades — isn’t just about freeing women, it’s about restoring human rights for all Iranians.
Iranian artists are showing renewed determination to promote freedom as a cultural necessity in Iran, even in the face of a government crackdown.
After seven decades of oppression, Iranians yearn for democracy and are willing to risk their lives to win it.
Increasing numbers of Iranians want a government of the people, not a monarchy or an Islamic theocracy.
Younger Iranians have tapped into social media to connect with one another, vocalize their demands and highlight the government’s brutality.
Pictures of women in war play a pivotal role in the battlefield of political ideas, argues a feminist historian who examines how images and attire are used and seen in war zones and occupied lands.
In a range of ways, young Iranian women – with the support of men – are working to change their lives and with that, their country.
A scholar of Iranian politics explains how Iranians have organized resistance movements for the past several decades while risking arrest and public flogging.
Women have long demanded change in Iran. In the aftermath of the death of a woman for a hijab violation, women protesters may be leading their country to a freer and more just society.
National archive documents raise questions about how definitive British efforts to prevent arms transfers to Iran really were after the revolution that toppled the Shah.
A huge new online survey of Iranians reveals only 40% identify as Muslim.
The history of the Iran-United States relationship is complex and often brutal. Understanding it helps put today’s turmoil into sharper focus.
‘Zulm,’ an Arabic word meaning extreme injustice, could explain why Iran appears to be so united in anger at the US killing of Gen. Qassam Soleimani.
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.