The writer is Noor-York Chair in Islamic Studies, York University, Toronto.
On the Iran nuclear deal, players lack the moves to deal with a vexed issue
After Trump walkout from Iran pact, all actors in the Middle East are left with shrinking choices
President Trump seems set to end Iran nuclear deal. In Middle East, this is a poor time for tougher solutions
Trump’s sacking of Rex Tillerson portends further turmoil in US-Iran relations
The democratic future of Iran is still not in the hands of those who suffer for it on the streets.
In a world where no politician can be called a moral leader, we need to shine the light on the life and times of Martin Luther King Jr.
Stability in West Asia calls for US to build pragmatic ties with Iran.
Sectarian rivalries in the Middle East colour responses to terror attacks in Iran
By re-electing Hassan Rouhani, Iranians have chosen not just a president, but the way forward
With the rise of populist politicians, the need for rebels in ideas and action in the Socratic tradition is greater than ever
Trump’s policies will renew chances of a violent confrontation with Iran. This could strengthen hardliners and undercut moderates like Rouhani.
His sobering influence will be missed at a time when hawks hold sway in Iran and the country faces a hostile US.
India and Iran have had long and close cultural links, and their ancient and modern histories have been intertwined
To prevent another Brussels, the world must change its perception of Muslims.
An outcome of parliamentary polls will be the next Supreme Leader’s identity.
Iran may transform from an insular security state to a regional power.
West has undergone de-civilisation. It is on show in the unfolding refugee crisis
Nuclear agreement marks a new era in Iranian politics. But political troubles await the Middle East
Iran n-deal is a handsome reward of diplomacy, in contrast to military options
If a nuclear deal remains uncertain, future military cooperation between Iran and the US is even harder to expect.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.