With rising tensions between Washington and Tehran, Election officials have warned Iran may seek to interfere in US election as a form of retaliation.
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Using force to achieve the democratic ends behind regime change often makes things worse, argues Benjamin Denison, postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University.
An article in Democracy Digest argues that Iran’s totalitarianism when combined with a weak civil society constitutes a recipe for ‘social explosion’.
Iraqi protesters have now made sacrifices in large numbers to voice their dissent against the government and they still refuse to back down.
Iran protests over increasing hardship as US slams sanctions has been met with brutal violence by Iranian security forces.
Children with disabilities face discrimination and significant barriers in getting an education in Iran, HRW and the Center for Human Rights in Iran said.
Civil society activist Mariam and her NGO Tavaana aren’t planning for the “day of” the revolution, just as other opponents of the Iranian regime seem to be.
American bipartisan democratic unity is essential if the U.S. is to counter the rise of three autocratic Eurasian superpowers — China, Russia and Iran
An article attempts to address the question of what underlies the fear driven crackdown by Iranian authorities as they ramp up repression of dissent.
Iran’s judiciary is dramatically increasing the costs of peaceful dissent in Iran,Since July 31, revolutionary courts have sentenced at least 13 activists.