Stories written by Farideh Farhi
Farideh Farhi is an independent scholar and affiliate graduate faculty member of political science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her publications include ‘States and Urban-Based Revolutions in Iran and Nicaragua’. She lived and worked in Iran for most of the 1990s and writes frequently about Iranian politics and foreign policy.

POLITICS: Lines Are Drawn in Iran

With the historical Friday Prayer sermon given by former president and current chair of the Council of Experts and Expediency Discernment Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Jul. 17, and the riposte by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei three days later, lines have been drawn in unprecedented ways in Iran.

POLITICS: Shock and Awe in Iran

Four days after Iran's Jun. 12 election, the country remains in a state of shock and turmoil, attempting to come to grips with what happened.

IRAN: Reformists a Force in Looming Presidential Election

With the official registration period for candidates over on May 9, the race for Iran’s presidency is entering its final stretch.

IRAN-US: Deal with the Elephant in the Room!

Despite recent overtures and the establishment of areas of common interest, Iran’s nuclear programme remains central to its goals in dealing with the U.S.

U.S.-IRAN: The More Things Change…

"We are not satisfied with [U.S. President Barack] Obama's actions since they have not been in line with claims of change - although we are not without hope either."

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