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Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 188
July 31, 2018

Iran's unfolding currency crisis...;
...leaves Rouhani scrambling to stabilize the national economy;
Crisis and opportunity for Iran's "reformist" camp;
A mandate to stay in Syria;
Toward an "Arab NATO"

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 187
June 11, 2018

Still more environmental woes...;
...prompt a predictable regime response;
Iran and Hezbollah as a hedge;
Iran's Baha'i under fire;
An Iranian hand in Palestinian turmoil;
Losing Iraq

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 186
June 6, 2018

A renewed Iranian cyberthreat;
Defiant Khamenei doubles down on "resistance";
Mapping Iran's Syrian footprint

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 185
May 9, 2018

U.S. policy: Back to sanctions...;
...and plans for a broader strategy;
Meanwhile in Iran, official anger...;
...and grassroots ferment

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 184
April 6, 2018

The Islamic Republic's war on women;
A kinder, gentler gulf posture?;
Mismanagement adds to Iran's water woes;
A different kind of insurance policy;
Iran's increasingly rickety rial

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 183
March 2, 2018

Iran's persistent headscarf protests;
A public rebuke to Rouhani;
The Islamic Republic's complicated approach to cryptocurrency;
Soleimani's star rises

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 182
February 5, 2018

The question of Khamenei's legitimacy;
Using Moscow to hedge against Washington;
Iraq's militias look to Iran

 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 181
December 28, 2017

Iran's increasingly blue-water navy;
China expanses its economic footprint in Iran;
Exporting the Basij model;
Iranian cultural censorship goes global

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 180
November 27, 2017

Iran's Afghan "Volunteers";
Khatami under fire...;
...while Larijani jockeys for position;
Iran continues its illicit procurement;
A helping hand from Moscow

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 179
October 9, 2017

Facing hard time in Tehran;
How Iran intimidates international media;
The Islamic Republic's child brides;
A broader stake in Syria

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 177
August 21, 2017

The Islamic Republic versus the BBC
With an eye on the Kurds, Turkey and Iran tighten ties;
A defiant Majles doubles down

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 176
August 14, 2017

In Ankara, fears of the Islamic Republic;
Iran expands role in Iraqi security;
An Iran-Latin America coverup;
A looming hydrological crisis;
Iran's clandestine nuclear quest

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 175
June 16, 2017

ISIS targets the Islamic Republic;
Iran's war on dance;
A helping hand from Moscow
Why Israel fears Iran's role in Syria

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 174
May 31, 2017

For Rouhani, four more years...;
...and a more defiant attitude;
Iran and Hamas: Bosom buddies once more;
A wider role in Syria;
Female power in Baluchistan

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 173
March 3, 2017

A political dark horse rises;
A route to regional energy dominance;
The debate over IRGC designation...;
...and movement toward an anti-Iranian bloc;
That enduring Russo-Iranian alliance

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 172
February 9, 2017

Toward a blacklisting of the IRGC;
Defiant in Tehran;
Iran's proxy forces in Syria;
An opening in North Africa;
Iran's hanging campaign heats up

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 171
January 4, 2017

A new morality crackdown;
Second thoughts about public executions?;
A growing Iranian footprint in the Caucasus...;
...as Russo-Iranian military cooperation heats up

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 170
December 5, 2016

Single in Tehran;
The regime turns on its own;
An Israeli strike, back on the table;
Iran's newest weapon;
Iran's naval ambitions, revisited

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 169
October 4, 2016

Iran's demographic strategy in Syria;
A casualty of Iran's water woes;
A political reprieve for Rouhani

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 168
August 30, 2016

Iran's Iraqi beachhead gets bigger;
A new push into Latin America;
Russian fighters in Iran?
Iran's newest investor
 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 167
July 29, 2016

Iran still seeks nukes...quietly;
A second act for Ahmadinejad;
Iran shakes up its military;
Some economic breathing room from the FATF;
Iran trains its Afghan legion

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 166
June 6, 2016

A tussle with Texas over state-level sanctions;
In Iran, brightening energy prospects...;
...and enduring grievances;
An Iranian foothold in Kurdistan;
Iran versus the internet, again

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No.165
May 26, 2016

Some advice from the IMF;
Tehran bucks the OPEC trend;
Iran, India tightens ties...;
...as Tehran looks east;
The SCO sizes up the Islamic Republic
 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 164
May 18, 2016

Leveraging Latin American navies;
Iran's (even stronger) morality police;
The newest investor in Iran's nuclear program: America;
Iran rewards its foreign legion

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 163
April 18, 2016

Green movement leader still languishes;
The JCPOA's energy dividend;
Europe becomes the Islamic Republic's lobbyist;
Iran sets its sights on India;
An Iranian General in Moscow

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 162
March 15, 2016

Iran's elections: Less than meets the eye;
The Iranian military goes on the sectarian offensive;
A soaring execution rates;
Nuclear oversight of Iran shrinks 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 161
February 23, 2016

Iran's campaign against the Baha'i continues;
Bahrain in the crosshairs...again;
Iranian attitudes, post-JCPOA;
Tehran's foreign legion;
Iran makes new nuclear plans

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 160
December 31, 2015

Iran seeks restitution - and retribution;
The Islamic Republic's deepening water woes;
Iranian cyberwarfare, resurgent;
Gaming Iran's next supreme leader

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 159
October 27, 2015

Iran's mixed economic bag;
New horizons for the Russian-Iranian alliance;
Legal troubles for the JCPOA;
Iran's costly campaign in Syria

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 158 - SPECIAL ISSUE: The Iran Nuclear Deal
July 28, 2015

In Washington, worries over latent nuclear potential;
A shot in the arm for Iran's military budget;
Fear and loathing in Riyadh...;
...and Israel

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 157
July 6, 2015

Tehran doubles down in Afghanistan;
Iran's hand in Yemen's chaos;
A deepening water crisis;
For Iran, brightening economic horizons;
The tussle of the S-300

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 156
April 24, 2015

Israel in the crosshairs;
The IRGC and the nuclear deal;
Iran's new project: "Ground Zero"
After Lausanne, new overtures from Russia;
...and China

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 155
April 13, 2015

Iran, P5+1 strike tentative nuclear deal...;
...but is there a meeting of the minds?;
Hedging on verification in Tehran;
Mixed reaction in the Middle East

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 154
February 5, 2015

A helping hand against the Islamic state...;
...as Tehran draws a red line;
More fence-mending between Hamas, Iran;
Targeting the green movement, still;
The high price of journalism in Iran

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 153
December 22, 2014

Iran's cyber threat, revisited;
Ahmadinejad's second act?;
Back to the territorial drawing board;
A new social ill: Shacking up;
Acid unnacountability

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 152
November 26, 2014

How China helps the IRGC;
New nuclear cooperation with Russia;
A broadcasting controversy;
Iran's covert nuclear work continues;
Iranian blogger released

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 150
August 12, 2014

Russia and Iran: Anti-sanctions synergy;
Iran's notorious image;
More demographic tinkering in Tehran;
Iran's play in Iraq

 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 149
June 19, 2014

Celebrating divorce in Tehran;
How Iran helped Assad get his groove back;
Shippers remain wary;
A new wrinkle in Iranian cyber-espionage

 

 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 148
May 19, 2014

Iran leads in misery;
An addicted government?;
A looming water crisis;
Food supplies, stuck in transit;
Iranian drones on the Syrian battlefield

 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 147
April 17, 2014

Iran puts Hezbollah's house in order;
The controversy over Aboutalebi;
Iran fights the demographic future;
Iranian energy: Out of the box

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 146
April 3, 2014

The IRGC versus Rouhani;
Iran's ties with Hamas: Back on track
Iran's oil export surge;
Fear and loathing in Sana'a;
A tug-of-war over investment in Iran

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 145
March 11, 2014

Back to a "resistance" economy;
Back to business as usual with Beijing...;
...as Iran works to improve investment climate;
IAEA plays politics with Iran nuke data;
Iranian arms to Iraq;
New Iranian  weapons shipment to Gaza seized

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No.144
February 13, 2014

And the economic winner is...Iran's supreme leader;
Targeting America on human rights;
The high cost of labor dissent;
Biting the hand that feeds;
New natural gas links to Moscow;
A Turkish-Iranian thaw

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 143
January 20, 2014

Exporting the Basig model;
Iran's trade partners see to reengage...;
...As new ones emerge

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 142
December 26, 2013

Sanctions relief, but how significant?;
Corporations jockey for business in Iran...;
...While oil buyers dive back in

 

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 141
December 2, 2013

An interim nuclear deal with the west...
...raises jitters among American allies
The real cost of Iran's nuclear program

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 140
November 7, 2013

Khamenei's health and the future;
Iran's faltering auto industry;
Another reformist paper bites the dust

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 139
October 28, 2013

Moscow, Tehran tighten defense ties;
A thaw with Egypt;
Iran's economic clock

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 138
September 17, 2013

Iran's economic crisis deepens...;
...as regime readies nuclear bargaining chip;
A helping hand from Moscow

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 137
September 4, 2013

Iran's illicit finance hubs;
Rouhani starts to tackle Iran's economic malaise;
Second thoughts on Syria?