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Will demography put an end to Islamic radicalism?

Shannon Roberts | 04 November 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: aging population, culture, demography, Iran, politics

When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: capital punishment, Iran, rape
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.

Iran’s 14 point plan for population growth

Shannon Roberts | 23 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, fertility rate, Iran

Iran leads Muslim countries in fertility decline

Shannon Roberts | 20 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fertitily, Iran

Iran’s demographic collapse

Marcus Roberts | 11 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, declining fertility, Iran, Israel

Letter from the tormented land of the Kurds

Reva Bhalla | 11 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Turkey
With help from Turkey, the fractious Kurds are asserting their independence.

Israel’s new strategic position

George Friedman | 04 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iran, Israel, nuclear proliferation
Israel's only existential threat is a nuclear Iran -- but Iran's prospects for developing a nuclear weapon are still remote.

Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement

George Friedman | 27 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: balance of power, foreign policy, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia
The US is not abandoning its allies, but it wants them to be more self-reliant in a time of diminishing resources.

Asian fertility video

Marcus Roberts | 21 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Asia, China, fertility rate, Germany, Iran, Russia, sex ratio

Ideology and necessity

George Friedman | 13 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: balance of power, foreign policy, Iran
They may detest each other, but Iran and the United States will eventually strike a deal.

Are America’s interests aligning with Iran’s?

George Friedman | 04 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor
Iran is weak; the US wants to avoid going to war. Is a deal possible?

When swimming fully dressed is still too revealing

Tamara Rajakariar | 07 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Elham Asghari, Iran, swimming record
Iranian swimmer denied a 20-km record because of her apparently revealing attire.

Argo (2012)

Ronan Wright | 22 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, Iran, revolution
In a life-threatening crisis you have to go with "the best bad idea" you've got.

War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the US

George Friedman | 12 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Israel
Bellicose speeches and sabre-rattling do not add up to an existential threat.

The endgame begins in Syria

George Friedman | 25 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor, Syria
The Assad regime has been fatally weakened by recent chaos and violence. The losers are Iran, Russia, China and Israel. The unlikely winner is the United States.

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