Iran Media Review

AGSIW’s Iran Media Review monitors, translates, and reviews critical Persian-language media sources identifying important developments and trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Former Foreign Minister Zarif Criticizes “Distorted Cognition” in Iran’s Foreign Policy

The February 20 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights a critique of Iranian foreign policy by former Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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Mandatory or Optional? Elections Widen the Rift Over the Hijab in Iran

The February 16 edition of the Iran Media Review examines the controversy over enforcement of the compulsory hijab during Iran’s upcoming elections.

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Iran Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

The February 13 edition of the Iran Media Review examines reactions to President Ebrahim Raisi’s Revolution Day speech.

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Iran and the Specter of Ethnic Strife

The February 9 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights a warning against dismissing complaints by ethnic minorities.

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Iran’s State-Censored Media Reacts to U.S. Bombing of Iranian Proxies

The February 6 edition of the Iran Media Review examines the muted response in Iranian media to recent U.S. strikes against Iranian-backed militias.

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Journal Article Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Nation Branding

The February 2 edition of the Iran Media Review examines Iranian commentary on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to change its international image.

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Shargh Daily on Iran-Pakistan Crisis: “Stormy 72 Hours”

The January 30 edition of the Iran Media Review examines commentary on the future of Iran-Pakistan ties following recent tit-for-tat strikes between the two countries.

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Former President Hassan Rouhani Disqualified From Assembly of Experts

The January 26 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights former President Hassan Rouhani’s disqualification from the upcoming Assembly of Experts elections.

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Israel Tests Iran’s “Strategic Patience”

The January 23 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights fallout from the growing number of Israeli strikes against Iranian officials and allied militia commanders.

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Former Foreign Minister Mottaki on Deference to the Quds Force

The January 19 edition of the Iran Media Review examines new revelations about cooperation between Iran’s Foreign Ministry and the Quds Force.

Layali Al-Qaisariyah: A Saudi Festival in an Agricultural Town

The Layali Al-Qaisariyah festival in Al-Hofuf, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, is an illuminating example of how the kingdom's art and entertainment agenda manifests outside the major cities.

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