05 January 2018
Nick Clark spoke to two Iranian socialists, Nima Soltanzadeh and Massoud, about what lies behind the recent protests—and what they mean for the struggle
01 January 2018
Large protests against unemployment, poverty, corruption and the political elite that have swept Iran face a brutal crackdown by government forces.
14 November 2017
The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.
14 November 2017
Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.
17 October 2017
US president Donald Trump is edging closer to conflict with Iran as the two states jostle for control in Syria.
10 October 2017
Trump is ratcheting up tensions against Iran
29 August 2017
An economic blockade led by US ally Saudi Arabia backfired spectacularly as Qatar announced it had reopened full diplomatic ties with Iran last week.
13 June 2017
A campaign of sanctions and threats against Gulf state Qatar showed up tensions among competing Middle Eastern powers—and confusion among the US ruling class.
01 March 2016
Early election results from Iran have indicated large gains for the List of Hope, the “reformist” wing of the Islamic Republican regime’s ruling class.
14 July 2015
Iranian socialist Nima Soltanzadeh welcomes an historic deal to end economic sanctions that only helped the regime
07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos
01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies
24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin
26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos
01 October 2013
A few weeks ago the US looked poised to launch a military attack on Syria. Now a deal on Syrian chemical weapons appears to be sealed—and a historic thaw in relations with Iran has been thrown in for good measure.
18 June 2013
Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election.
16 April 2013
The strongest earthquake in 50 years struck south east Iran as Socialist Worker went to press.
27 November 2012
It must have taken a lot of searching to find an episode of Iran’s 1979 revolution where the US state could come off as the good guy.
09 October 2012
A few thousand people clashed with riot police on Wednesday of last week as they chanted anti-government slogans around the traditional bazaar of Tehran.
21 February 2012
Tory foreign secretary William Hague said that Iran’s nuclear program could lead to a Middle East "cold war" last week. He later warned that an Israeli assault on Iran would not be "a wise thing".