Ramin Jahanbegloo

The writer is Noor-York Chair in Islamic Studies, York University, Toronto.

Articles By Ramin Jahanbegloo

Summer of Love 2.0

The world needs another Woodstock and all that it stood for.

Tom & Jerry in West Asia

Like the iconic cartoon mouse, Iran is using brinkmanship, asymmetrical military tactics against the US

Reading Gandhi in Tehran

A decade later, the peaceful Green Movement continues to inspire Iranians worldwide.

Iranian delusion and the American war machine

The million-dollar question is: How can Iran defuse one of this era’s most serious crises?

Washington’s confrontation with Tehran over oil is unlikely to force a regime change

Iran has no way to impose economic sanctions on the US and its allies in the Middle East. But its militias and proxies can retaliate to any military provocation from the US or Israel.

Unless structural reforms are undertaken, Algeria could see a second Arab Spring

Now there is a strong feeling among the Algerians that even if the state is controlled by a few individuals, they have the power to bring down the government.

Resignation of Iran’s FM Javad Zarif is setback for reforms in the Islamic republic

The resignation of Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, is a setback for reforms in the Islamic republic

The young are talking back

Forty years after the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s regime is increasingly challenged by its people.

In Good Faith: The rights side of 70

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, holds lessons for a more equitable future.

Trump and the Iran boomerang

New US sanctions can hurt Iran. But they also risk alienating young Iranians from America

The inevitability of MeToo

The global movement is the unfinished business of the 21st century

Iran on the edge

US sanctions have pushed the country’s economy to the brink.

Iran Besieged

US has eschewed diplomatic solutions. Sanctions could cripple Tehran

The West Asia Stalemate

On the Iran nuclear deal, players lack the moves to deal with a vexed issue

Breaking a big deal

After Trump walkout from Iran pact, all actors in the Middle East are left with shrinking choices

The deal breaker

President Trump seems set to end Iran nuclear deal. In Middle East, this is a poor time for tougher solutions

Victory For The Hawks

Trump’s sacking of Rex Tillerson portends further turmoil in US-Iran relations

Revolution is not here

The democratic future of Iran is still not in the hands of those who suffer for it on the streets.

In Good Faith: America’s Gandhi

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.

Talking With Tehran

Stability in West Asia calls for US to build pragmatic ties with Iran.