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Iran news and analysis from The Nation
October 27, 2022
For Iranian Women, the Uprising Was a Long Time Coming
The protests are about choice—elective rather than mandatory hijab—not unlike the demands of abortion rights supporters in the United States.
October 5, 2022
Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran
Twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested by the “morality police” for improperly wearing a hijab. Her murder sparkled an ongoing series of protests in Iran and around the world.
Emanuele Del Rosso
September 28, 2022
Iran’s Brutal Crackdown on “Women, Life, Freedom”
Women across Iran have bravely taken to the streets to demand liberation from state repression and justice for Jîna Emînî, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman murdered by the “morality police.”
August 17, 2022
The Left Has a Responsibility to Side With Salman Rushdie
Religious extremism is always dangerous, no matter the source.
August 15, 2022
The Long Shadow of the Fatwa
We don’t know the motives behind the attack on Rushdie yet, but it is just one more threat to his life in a series of them.
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January 21, 2022
We Don’t Need Better Missiles—We Need Disarmament
Our generals know one word, and it’s not “win”—it’s more.
January 12, 2022
The “Credibility” Factor and Biden’s Foreign Crises
The US must resist the impulse to intervene in Ukraine, Taiwan, and Iran.
Michael T. Klare
June 28, 2021
Low Turnout Embarrasses Hard-Liners in Iran
The religious right captured the presidency, but voters still registered their dissent.
June 15, 2021
Iran’s Incredible Shrinking Democracy
For the first time, Iran’s presidential election outcome has been predetermined.
May 10, 2021
Democrats Are Calling on Biden to Renew Diplomacy With Iran
In spite of the president’s criticisms of Trump for backing out of the Iran deal, he has done little to reinstate it.