8 January 2016

Saudi Arabia vs Iran: much more than a religious war

The Saudi-Iran tensions speak to the exhaustion of politics.

21 July 2015

Iran has a right to have nuclear weapons

There's nothing moral about telling other states what weapons they may have.

23 February 2012

Exploding the myth
of the Iranian Bomb

How much evidence is there that Iran is developing deadly WMDs, as Western leaders constantly claim? Not much at all. None, in fact.

5 December 2011

Britain vs Iran: the politics of nostalgia

Who’s more deluded: Iranian students who think Britain’s still an imperial threat, or British ministers who fantasise that Iran is EVIL?

9 November 2011

Colonialism in weapons inspectors’ clothing

Far from being politically neutral, nuke-hunting weapons inspectors are thoroughly in hock to Western interests.

5 August 2009

The UN’s Twitter war against nukes

Why Ban Ki-moon’s teenage Twittering about the evil of nuclear weapons has only 1,064 followers.

25 June 2009

They need more than sympathy for Neda

The way that the image of a dying student has become the icon of the Iranian protests suggests both strengths and weaknesses in the opposition.

16 June 2009

Another Iranian revolution? If only…

Will protesters in Tehran win real change - or be used as a stage army for conservative opposition leaders who only want another palace coup?

17 April 2009

The slippery slope to freedom in Iran

Jessica Mudditt reports from Iran’s little-known skiing resorts, where young Iranians escape the petty restrictions of the Islamic theocracy.

26 September 2007

Ahmadinejad: 'free speech' as pantomime

The Iranian president's visit to Columbia University was less a blow against censorship and more an exercise in moral posturing.