Look Who’s Calling the Shots?!

  Originally published in Foreign Policy Association Blogs by Reza Akhlaghi As a new generation of Arabs in the Middle East continues to jolt the region into a new, tumultuous, and yet-to-be-defined era, Iran’s internal politics is undergoing its own transition that has recently become increasingly vocal. The assertion of independence in decision making on…

A Quest for Democracy in Iran

Originally published in Foreign Policy Association Blogs  by Reza Akhlaghi On Sunday, February 20, 2011 Iranians will take to the streets to hold anti-government demonstrations to commemorate the death of two protesters killed during an earlier demonstration on Monday, February 14th. Emboldened by the success of revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, and the unfolding of events…