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Majid Mohammadi is an Iranian-born academic, and the author of more than 20 books in Persian and English about politics, arts and religion in Iran.

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How Iran manages foreign correspondents

11 December, 2015

Comment: Tehran keeps visiting journalists on a tight leash in order to control the country's image overseas, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Divine interventions: Putin 'sees Jesus in Khamenei'

02 December, 2015

Comment: The love-fest between the Russian and Iranian leaders is based on dual cults of personality which echo the tsars and dynasties of old, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Why is the Islamic State group still expanding?

30 November, 2015

Comment: Despite being the target of an international military coalition, and being subjected to attacks from several groups in Iraq and Syria, IS remains resilient. Why?

Project Influence: What is Khamenei afraid of?

23 November, 2015

Comment: Iran's supreme leader appears intent on a culture war to undermine Western influences - and there is no shortage of sycophants to support him, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Is there a movement against Iran's intervention in Syria?

13 November, 2015

Comment: Pride, nostalgia, anti-Arab and anti-Israeli hostility - mixed with revolutionary ambition - account for the scarcity of dissenting voices, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Iranian civil society in despair

11 November, 2015

Comment: Tehran is building a false parallel movement of trade unions and cultural societies in order to undermine genuine grassroots activism, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Rifts in Rouhani's administration leave Iran in shambles

26 October, 2015

Comment: Splits over monetary policy threaten to undermine the president's talk of potential economic gains in the wake of the nuclear deal, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Corruption in Iran: widespread, institutionalised, and systemic

13 October, 2015

Comment: The fight against graft seems to be unwinnable due to its structural nature and institutional unwillingness to tackle corruption, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Iran: Mecca disaster a result of mismanagement or conspiracy

28 September, 2015

Comment: Iran announced three days of mourning, but it is important to draw the line between geopolitical motives and humanitarian responses, says Majid Mohammadi.

Dead men's shoes: Gradual change as Iran's founders die

23 September, 2015

Comment: Reform of a strictly hierarchical system will only be likely as Iran's elders die off, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Fast and furious: Iran fights to control its youth

18 September, 2015

Comment: Car cruising events are just the latest element of youth culture to be cracked down upon, as Tehran bids to control social problems it has created, writes Majid Mohammadi

Khamenei's game of whack-a-mole: Rouhani's turn to be side-lined

08 September, 2015

Comment: Iran's supreme leader will not allow any challenges to his dominance of affairs in the country, and the president has now served his purpose, writes Majid Mohammadi

Majid Mohammadi
Majid Mohammadi

Majid Mohammadi is an Iranian-born academic, and the author of more than 20 books in Persian and English about politics, arts and religion in Iran.

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