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Akbar Ganji

Politics

The outlaw state of Israel, part II

Unconditional US support for the state of Israel has precluded a peace settlement and destabilised t

Politics

The outlaw state of Israel, part I

Since 1948 Israel has drawn a long list of military aggression, human rights violations and war crim

Politics

Iran's long and winding road to lifting the sanctions

Democratic forces can prevail if Rouhani's administration continues pursuing a foreign policy of peace.

Opinion

Guardians of the revolution - and business

Iran's Revolutionary Guard emerged as the most powerful actor in economy and polity.

Opinion

Netanyahu: Crying wolf again

Furious with the P5+1 for signing a deal with Iran, Netanyahu once again threatens to take military action unilaterally.

Politics

Co-opting the struggle for democracy

The flames of sectarian violence are fanned by governments to distract people from their democratic aspirations.

Opinion

Who is the real threat: Iran or Israel?

Israel continues to threaten Iran, despite the new dawn in Iranian diplomacy spearheaded by President Rouhani.

Politics

Rafsanjani and Khamenei: The Rouhani element

Rouhani's victory was a decisive win for Rafsanjani in his power struggle with the Supreme Leader, but what's next?

Politics

Rafsanjani and Khamenei: The Ahmadinejad years

By 2009, the relationship between the two men hit rock bottom, with Rafsanjani firmly moving into the reformist camp.

Politics

Rafsanjani and Khamenei: A brief history

The two men may have a long history together, but they've gone from being staunch allies to fierce competitors.