Category Archives: Iran

Iran: What Is Going On?

Demonstrations have taken place in several cities across Iran since 28 December. It should be remembered that Iran is a heavily populated country, with a population of 82 million, where a Farsi (Persian)-speaking majority coexists with many national minorities: Kurdish, Azeri, Baluch, Arab, etc. The repression has already resulted in many victims and several hundred arrests.

Iran: Workers demand democracy and freedom against poverty, corruption and repression

With the demonstrations starting on 28 December 2017, Iran faces widespread protests against the rising cost of living. The protests quickly spread to many cities as people raised their voices against poverty, corruption and embezzlement by officials, and brutal political repression.

Behind the Iran Protests

By Narges Bajoghli

“I’m in university now, but I know it’s a waste of time. I won’t have a job after this. I wouldn’t have a job if I didn’t go to university. I’m just waiting out four years. But there’s no future for me . . . for any of us.”

President Trump Beats War Drums for Iran

President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of nation-building overseas. Once in office he pursued policies exactly the opposite of what he campaigned on. Unfortunately Iran is one of the few areas where the president has been very consistent. And consistently wrong.

Iran will über Syrien Korridor ans Mittelmeer schaffen

Iran will über Syrien Korridor ans Mittelmeer schaffen. Der jüngste Angriff der US-Koalition auf einen schiitischen Konvoi in Syrien könnte in Zusammenhang mit der iranischen Strategie stehen.

Der Iran will die Route seines Landkorridors über sein Territorium und Syrien bis ans Mittelmeer verlegen. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entscheidung Teherans ist die erhöhte US-Militärpräsenz im Nordosten von Syrien, die die geplante Route der Iraner blockiert.