Iraqi Paramilitary Rescue Teams and the Iran Flood

So for those of you who don't know: over the past few weeks several parts of Iran have been hit by devastating floods. As you might imagine, the first responders were not as quick as they should have been. You might probably not know this but: The IRGC, which as of today is nominated a … Continue reading Iraqi Paramilitary Rescue Teams and the Iran Flood

Beyond Capital Punishment

The Islamic Republic of Iran has executed three political prisoners charged with having partaken in armed opposition groups. Ramin Hossein Panahi, 23 years old, arrested in 2017 was charged with being a member of Komala, the Kurdish opposition group. The other two people, Xaniar and Loghman Moradi, who were cousins were arrested back in 2009, … Continue reading Beyond Capital Punishment

Singapore Lessons for Iranians

When Iran Deal was signed, it led to contradictory feelings among Iranians. Reformists saw it as the realization of Hassan Rouhani’s most prominent electoral vow but the conservatives, upset about “excessive concessions of an incompetent administration,” considered it much ado about nothing. Another fraction known here as the Third Estate, those who basically do not … Continue reading Singapore Lessons for Iranians

Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

“Our objective is clear. Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapon. Not now, not in five years, not in ten years, never. We should not abandon it if we don’t have something more substantial instead. That is my position.” These are some of the remarks made by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, in his address … Continue reading Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Whose Turn Next?

Fourth day of the what has been sweeping cities across Iran, named across the social media as #IranProtests has gone by. I concluded my yesterday note insisting that Rouhani & co. must speak up; which they did. Moreover, the government was not the only speaker of the day: By noon today it was formally announced … Continue reading Whose Turn Next?

Game of Silence

The third day of the unrest in Iran was striking. Here are some reasons why: With the state-called rally on the streets, a major offensive with face-to-face clashes and a stronger presence of plain-clothes forces looked more promising. It did happen. Tehran finally rose up. The nation's capital, as expected, faced turmoil around the University: … Continue reading Game of Silence

Protestors Back on the Streets of Iran

Starting yesterday in Mashad, typically known as one of the most religious cities in the country, and spread widely today to many cities across the nation; a series of protests have taken place which remain to be controversial. The controversies include primarily how it was all organized when; the calls to the first demonstrations were … Continue reading Protestors Back on the Streets of Iran