The Islamic Republic's anti-smoking campaign is yet another example of the government's shaky control over its population.
December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies.
The threat of future nerve agent attacks is spurring urgent efforts to find better countermeasures, with several promising compounds in the pipeline.
In the 1980s, Iraq frequently shelled Iranian soldiers and villagers with sulfur mustard and nerve agents. Scientists are seeking to uncover how the chemical attacks trigger illnesses decades later.
Iran and China are hoping to grow their bilateral trade to more than $600 billion over the next 10 years, but there’s a long way to go. Today, the two countries have combined trade of less than $15 billion, excluding oil.
In a 2016 offensive to take Mosul back from ISIS, the U.S. and Iran fought on the same side without ever publicly acknowledging it. What does that bode for the future?
In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe.
During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there.
The Iran nuclear deal opened doors for the Islamic republic to join in on collaborative nuclear experiments—but uncertainty over the agreement’s fate has put many of those projects on hold.
As U.S. awaits Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal, how do Iranians feel about it?
Ako Salemi photographs Iran's dramatically changing climate for Time's Lightbox.
Religion, not geopolitics, is at the center of how many Egyptians see regional threats.
During the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, chemical weapons killed or sickened tens of thousands of Iranians. Studies of the survivors are helping to prepare for—or even deter—future attacks.
In a multi-part series for PBS NewsHour , Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand look at Iran’s influence in its war-torn neighbor.
A look at how climate change impacts Iran.
Your child's doctor tells you that there is something wrong: there is a hole in her heart and she needs surgery, but we can't do it; we need to wait for a team to come. Panic, hope, anxiety.
President Trump's attempts to undermine the nuclear accord have united Iranians against the U.S. A serious regional crisis is brewing.
After a hotly contested presidential election that resulted in street riots and a disputed claim to a renewed mandate by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran stands at a crossroads: between reformist and conservative leadership, between its revolutionary past and its post-revolutionary future.
Ahmadinejad's claimed landslide was met with...
On the surface, Iran is simply a theocracy in a standoff with the United States. But access to the everyday lives of Iranians gives a window into the country's complex web of culture, religion and politics. Despite decades of repressive leadership, Iran arguably has the longest-lived democratic movement in...
Persephone Miel Fellow Ako Salemi discusses his project on climate change in Iran.
From Tehran's famous Bazaar to Friday Prayers, Iranians give their opinions on the nuclear deal.
This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.
This week: Iran's reaction to Trump's nuclear declaration, the C.A.R. edges towards war, and an in-depth look at how humans are killing the Nile.
This week: Climate change in Iran observed, Chinese immigrants are reversing course, and Robert Mugabe's legacy in Zimbabwe.
Veteran Journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich discusses his reporting with Alabama high schoolers.
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Ako Salemi to report on climate change in Iran.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Our 2015 student fellows take on the world.
Dovish diplomacy remains a key part of the US's nuclear policy, today as in 1963. Iran's Jewish community agrees that diplomacy, as outlined in July's nuclear deal, will diminish the threat of war.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Burma to Turkmenistan.
By Lloyd Chebaclo, for the National Iranian American Council
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
In this lesson, students use online reporting to compare the 2016 U.S. election to elections in Iran and Taiwan.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This global affairs lesson plan explores how Iranians from a variety of backgrounds view the nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States and connect the agreement to students’ own lives.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will analyze both sides of the mistrust between Iran and the US and will create their own informed opinions of the nuclear negotiations.
In the following global affairs lesson plan, students analyze how an author utilizes diverse and conflicting viewpoints to communicate the Iranian perspective of U.S. sanctions.