On Thursday, Iran’s new hardline president entered office. Azadeh Pourzand argues that under him repression of civilians will persist.
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Iranians often joke that Iran’s political system must be far more advanced than the one in the US but Iran’s democracy is shrinking.
Official polls suggest record low turnout in Iran’s elections which beyond hardship and lack of choice reflects youth frustration.
Iran’s presidential election is a sham. Its unelected supreme leader and Guardian Council are in charge of choosing the next president.
Iran’s elections are stage-managed. June 18 will see Iranians vote for a new president in an election that is set to be restricted.
A fabled Iranian TV spy thriller has resurfaced again, attracting the wrath of government officials and complaints from viewers.
Iran’s theocracy has enforced its rule using means such as the military and law. It is also turning to film to spread propaganda.
Democracy Chronicles author Steve Schneider interviews ex-pat American Jason Meursault who shares his overseas perspective on the Capitol riot.
Iranian cyber actors were behind online death threats targeting US election officials, the FBI announced on Wednesday, CNN.
Most world leaders acknowledged Biden’s victory and congratulated him. China, Russia and Iran are, however, yet to do so, which speaks volumes.