For many years, the conventional wisdom in Washington has been that Saudi Arabia and the United States share common interests but that they adhere to a completely different set of values. While that might have been the case when the relationship first began some 80 years ago, it is not the case today.
Rahimieh describes Iranian literature before and after the Islamic Revolution, and the extent to which anti-colonial literature in the early 20th century has remained as a source of criticism towards the current regime, or has been co-opted by it.
Tajbakhsh returns to Iran after more than twenty years and discusses how the country has changed since he last saw it, analyzing demographic and cultural changes in addition to the effect of the Iran-Iraq war on the nation's psyche.
An analysis of Turkish-Iranian relations, including a discussion of the implications of the Iranian Revolution, the challenges of domestic security, and continued tension due to Turkish relations with Israel and the West.
This essay examines the relationship between the Iranian state and the Tehran 'bazaaris' in 1978 and 2008. As the plight of the bazaaris suggests, Iran 30 years after the revolution is a society produced by policymakers and ordinary Iranians, but made under circumstances not entirely foreseen let alone of their own choosing.