Sanam Vakil is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy. She is the author of Women and Politics in Iran: Action and Reaction (Bloomsbury, 2013)
Iran’s nuclear programme and the battle of the oligarchies
A contest of domestic elites with differing interests and strategic visions is a crucial, neglected element...
Iran, women in the frame
Iranian women have played an active role in social and educational life since the revolution of 1979. There are now...
Iran's women: a movement in transition
The women’s movement for gender equality in Iran has for thirty years been at the heart of wider political struggles...
Iran: a phantom victory
The Iranian state has won a round in the battle against the opposition "green movement". But the war of survival...
Iran’s election and Iran’s system
Iran’s political shadow war