Persian Discontent

Makarand R Paranjape

Salman Rushdie’s prophecy and the second Iranian revolution

Out of the Veil in Iran

Iran’s youth have been reeling under an economy marred by decades of US sanctions, corruption and the pandemic. The attempts to tighten the noose on social freedoms and the state’s heavy-handedness have therefore invited an almost instant and massive pushback

The Double Tragedy of Palestine

Has the progressive consensus on victimhood become an apologia for the theocratic struggle of Hamas?

Iran of the Mind

The challenges of writing about a place in permanent flux

Death of a Shadow Warrior

The afterlife of Qassim Suleimani

Decisively Submissive

Delhi’s compliance with Washington on Iran will let China gain influence

Masih Alinejad: ‘What made me different was that I took action’

Iranian activist-journalist Masih Alinejad reveals the importance of saying no to repressive regimes in her memoir

Blowing in the Wind

India gets caught in Trump’s trade war—and there’s a price to pay

Arabian Knights and Nightmare

The purge in Riyadh and the deepening Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran


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