February 18, 2009 Every so often, activists will be arrested, visitors from the U.S. will be detained and groups shut down. It's not enough to spark protests in the streets, but it appears to be calibrated to discourage the spread of a human rights movement in Iran.
February 17, 2009 Dramatically lower oil prices and mismanaged government policy, fueled by the growing bite of international economic sanctions, are causing deep problems for Iran. The state of Iran's economy will certainly have a huge impact this June, when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces re-election.
February 13, 2009 As he completes a series of reports on Iran, Steve Inskeep took your questions and chatted about what Iranians think about their country, the revolution and the United States.
February 7, 2009 As the Obama administration establishes its foreign policy, it must grapple with a strategy for U.S. relations with Iran. Weekend Edition Saturday invites guests to talk about Iran, share their advice for President Obama and examine the impact of the Iranian Revolution, which brought Muslim clerics to power in Iran 30 years ago.
February 5, 2009 Hossein Shariatmadari, chief editor of Iran's conservative Kayhan newspaper, was once imprisoned and tortured by the Shah of Iran's intelligence agency. Now, he edits an edgy newspaper full of sarcasm for perceived enemies, including the United States.
February 5, 2009 Tehran is a safe city. But the image of violence and the story of violence have saturated the city. The billboards, murals, speeches and chants, some calling for "Death to America!" and others promoting martyrdom, hit you in the face.