Parliament

October 5, 2011
Interview with Hosein Ghazian       Hosein Ghazian is an Iranian sociologist and former pollster who is currently a visiting scholar at Syracuse University.       This is the eleventh in a series on parliamentary elections due in March 2012:  How has parliament’s political role—and authority--…
October 3, 2011
Semira N. Nikou   This is the tenth in a series on parliamentary elections due in March 2012:              Iran’s 2012 parliamentary elections will help define the country’s political course for the next four years. The campaign is already heating up, as political groups begin to mobilize in…
September 28, 2011
Interview with Ali Reza Eshraghi       Ali Reza Eshraghi was a senior editor at several of Iran’s reformist dailies. He is currently editor of Iran programs at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and a Rotary World Peace fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of…
September 26, 2011
Kevan Harris         This is the eighth in a series on parliamentary elections due in March 2012:   What role does Iran’s youth play in elections? After the 1979 revolution, the voting age was lowered to 15 which automatically made youth important in elections. But since the mid-1990s, Iranian…
September 21, 2011
Interview with Fatemeh HaghighatjooBy Semira N. Nikou          Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo is a former member of Iran’s parliament (2000-2004). She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.        This is the seventh in a series on parliamentary elections due…
September 20, 2011
Interview with Fatemeh HaghighatjooBy Semira N. Nikou          Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo is a former member of Iran’s parliament (2000-2004). She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.        This is the seventh in a series on parliamentary elections due…
September 19, 2011
Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Kourosh Rahimkhani         This is the sixth in a series on parliamentary elections due in March 2012:          The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was established to protect domestic security, but the elite military wing has always had an implicit political…
September 14, 2011
Interview with Yasmin Alem       Yasmin Alem is an international development specialist. She is the author of Duality by Design: The Iranian Electoral System published by the International Foundation of Electoral Systems.        This is the fifth in a series on parliamentary elections due in…
September 14, 2011
Interview with Yasmin Alem      Yasmin Alem is an international development specialist. She is the author of Duality by Design: The Iranian Electoral System published by the International Foundation of Electoral Systems.        This is the fifth in a series on parliamentary elections due in…
September 12, 2011
Shaul Bakhash       This is the fourth in a series on parliamentary elections due in March 2012:       In preparation for the 2012 parliamentary election, Iran's diverse conservative parties are already forging a strategy to marginalize or even exclude their principal opponents, especially…