Iran

Overcoming oppression

The belief that oppression and poverty are the root causes of violence often becomes the centre of discussions on religious extremism.Continue...

Fundamental feminism

The first female scholars admitted to the University of Tehran were in 1934. Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, was successful in implementing the modern values that were previously melded into Persian society by its intellectuals. Now in 2012, almost 100 years after such ground-breaking movements, multiple universities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have closed almost 80 university programs to women.Continue...

Sanctions not the answer

Western powers must not continue treating Iran as a singular, ahistorical entity when imposing economic and military pressure.Continue...