Iraq Diaries: Ayatollahs As Guardians Of Democracy

The reputation of Iraq's ayatollahs has been in sharp contrast to those in neighbouring Iran, who have since Ayatollah Khomeini-led 1979 revolution personified bogeymen in the US and Europe

Iran Hijab Protests: Why Regime Change Is Easier Said Than Done

Regime change has been a recurring theme in Iranian discourse. It has had resonance since 1951 when the West removed democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh (1880-1967) from power for keeping his poll promise of nationalizing oil to invest its profits for the welfare of the poor