Tag Archives: Iran

Potemkin elections an ill omen for global democracy

     

This week’s tsumani-sized election shock in Malaysia does not necessarily augur well for forthcoming electoral contests elsewhere, observers suggest. In less than two weeks, Venezuela will conduct the latest in… Read more »

Iran decision: ’empowers undemocratic forces’ or gives scope for aiding civil society?

     

The sense of crisis in Iran runs deep and wide. The economy is in free fall. The currency is plummeting. Rising prices are squeezing city dwellers. A five-year drought is… Read more »

Public protests and prospects for reform in Iran

     

Over the last few months, Iran has experienced a series of street protests in rural areas and social arenas once seen as the key support base for the Islamic Republic,… Read more »

Iran’s economic crisis a consequence of political malaise: creates options for shift in regime?

     

  All this week panicked Iranians have gathered in throngs outside banks and other financial businesses hoping to buy dollars, as the government seeks to head off a collapse in… Read more »