Monthly archives: February, 2014


Voice of the Nation: A new pro-Rouhani faction in parliament

Since 2009 Green Movement demonstrations, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s factional politics have been in a state of flux, from the left to the right of the political spectrum. On the left, the story has been dominated by the rapid rise and equally rapid repression of the Green Movement, which advocated more radical reforms than…


Hassan Rouhani’s horrible, no good, very bad week

This has not been a good week for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose tenure began on a very optimistic note in August 2013. Despite a significant, albeit short-term, diplomatic victory in Geneva with the signing of the P5+1-Iran Joint Plan of Action, Rouhani has had less success on the domestic front when it comes to…