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Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176
January 14, 2020

Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176

By Associated Press
Amid widespread protests, Iran announced initial arrests after the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

Rouhani's Reelection Means Continued Iran-China Engagement
June 07, 2017

Rouhani's Reelection Means Continued Iran-China Engagement

By Daniel Johanson
Rouhani's reelection will result in the continuation and possibly intensification of Sino-Iranian relations.
What Does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Want Out of Iran's Upcoming Elections?
May 06, 2017

What Does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Want Out of Iran's Upcoming Elections?

By Heshmat Alavi
How will the IRGC seek to influence Iran's upcoming presidential elections?

Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
March 30, 2017

Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections

By Heshmat Alavi
Ali Khamenei and Iran's hardliners may want to sideline Hassan Rouhani, but getting there is risky.

Iran Nuclear Deal Dilemmas Fueling Elections Standoff
March 13, 2017

Iran Nuclear Deal Dilemmas Fueling Elections Standoff

By Heshmat Alavi
Ahead of elections later this year, Iranian politics remains riven by disagreement over the 2015 nuclear deal.

As Presidential Election Nears, Iran's Hardliners Flex Their Muscles
March 09, 2017

As Presidential Election Nears, Iran's Hardliners Flex Their Muscles

By Yigal Chazan
Emboldened conservatives look set to step up their influence over the country whether they win or not.

Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
January 09, 2017

Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82

By Ankit Panda
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82, leaving behind a controversial legacy as a revolutionary-turned-reformist.
Why Is Modern Iran So Sensitive to Treason? Ancient History.
August 09, 2016

Why Is Modern Iran So Sensitive to Treason? Ancient History.

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Most countries don't tolerate traitors, but Iran is particularly sensitive.

Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
July 11, 2016

Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal

By Behrouz Khosrozadeh
A year after the nuclear deal, a climate of insecurity in the Islamic Republic remains and Iran stays unpredictable.

Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
May 23, 2016

Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?

By Rohollah Faghihi
Mohammad Reza Aref and Ali Larijani are in the running for Iran's parliamentary speakership.

Don't Count on Iran's February 2016 Elections Making History Just Yet
February 12, 2016

Don't Count on Iran's February 2016 Elections Making History Just Yet

By Ankit Panda
Iran's political institutions will make a reformist triumph an unlikely outcome of the elections.
A Familiar Name Reemerges in Iran
January 08, 2016

A Familiar Name Reemerges in Iran

By Ankit Panda
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's grandson, popular with reform-minded politicians in Iran, is set to contest an important election.

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