10+ Best Articles on Iran
The most useful articles on iran from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Iran Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on iran by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Web We Have to Save
- The Shadow Commander
- The Twilight of the Iranian Revolution
- The Hidden History of Tehran’s Red-Light District
- The Women of Iran Are TIME's 2022 Heroes of the Year
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Don’t Forget About Iran
For the first time since its founding, protests have the Islamic Republic on the back foot.
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The Women of Iran Are TIME's 2022 Heroes of the Year
The movement young women in Iran are leading is educated, liberal, secular, raised on higher expectations, and desperate for normality
“This Is A Revolution”: 5 Women On The Ongoing Fight For Freedom In Iran
Iranian women have been fighting for freedom for four decades. Could this moment, asks Nosheen Iqbal, change everything?
Iran issues first death sentence over protests
Unnamed person faces execution as part of crackdown on unrest triggered by death of Mahsa Amini
The Twilight of the Iranian Revolution
For decades, Ayatollah Khamenei has professed enmity with America. Now his regime is threatened from within the country.
Will It Be Different This Time?
It is starting to look like a question of when, not if, the Islamic Republic of Iran will fall.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on iran.
Iran’s moment of truth: what will it take for the people to topple the regime?
The long read: Three months after the uprising began, demonstrators are still risking their lives. Will this generation succeed where previous attempts to unseat the Islamic hardliners have been…
Veils are burning and the regime is cracking down. What is the endgame for the protests in…
From a brutal crackdown to civil war, an expert looks at scenarios for how a current wave of protests might unfold in Iran.
The Web We Have to Save
The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying. Why is nobody stopping it?
The Hidden History of Tehran’s Red-Light District
After a revolutionary mob torched Shahrinaw in 1979, the Iranian authorities erased all traces of the neighbourhood that had served as Tehran’s red-...
The Shadow Commander
Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative who has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he’s directing Assad’s war in Syria.
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Democratic socialist since 1954.
Political and cultural criticism, satire, and salvos. Since 1988. Online and in print.
New Lines Magazine
A local magazine for the world. http://lnk.bio/newlinesmag
Reporting and analysis on how world events, persistent challenges and mega-trends connect. Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.grid.news/newsletters/
The Paris Review
Quarterly literary magazine founded in 1953.
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