Internet Blackout in Iran and The Future it Foreshadows

Early morning on June 12th, 2009 when Iranians were heading for polls of Presidential elections, they were faced a peculiar surprise. Text message service was disabled on the cellphones nationwide. Everyone was sure Mousavi would win the election but when the results were published, unexpectedly early, Ahmadinejad was announced the winner. On June 15th, the … Continue reading Internet Blackout in Iran and The Future it Foreshadows

Second Wave of #IranProtests

It has been quite some time since I last updated this blog because of the extreme number of things I have had to deal with... I never thought, or even wanted, to get back to it in such a condition. We are now on the fourth day of a new round of #IranProtests which are … Continue reading Second Wave of #IranProtests

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?