Iran since 1998
(see also Iran, US & Iran, Iran: Islamic Revolution 1979-1998, Iran: Kurdistan, Iran: Azerbaijan, Iran: Afghan Refugees, Shirin Ebadi)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
Iranian Lessons. Michael Ignatieff, NY Times Magazine (7/17/05).
Iran's Third Wave. Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times (6/16/02). Political outlook of young adults.
Unintended Consequences. John Tirman. AlterNet (10/10/01). How US policy affects present situation.
Brief biography of President Khatami. Rai Muzammal Hussain, Shia News (6/7/01).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bad Jens. Iranian feminist newsletter.
Gooya (News from Iran).
Anderson, Jon Lee. "Dreaming of Baghdad," New Yorker (2/03):57-69. Visit with Iraqi Shi'a opposition in exile.
Cole, Juan. "Aiding Iran's students," The Nation (7/14/03):5-6.
Entekhabi-Fard, Camelia. "Behind the veil," Mother Jones (7-8/01):68-73, 85.
Halliday, Fred. "Revolution at the crossroads. The future direction of Iran & the fate of the revolutionary regime," Index on Censorship 30,2 (3-4/01):35-43.
__________. "Iran & the Middle East: foreign policy & domestic change," Middle East Report 220 (fall 01):42-47.
Hersh, Seymour M. "The Iran game. How will Tehran's nuclear ambitions affect our budding partnership?" New Yorker (12/3/01):42-50.
Hiro, Dilip. "US-Iran thaw?" Nation (11/15/99):4-5.
Klein, Joe. "Shadow land. Who's winning the fight for Iran 's future?" New Yorker (2/18/02 ):66-76.
Molavi, Afshin. "Letter from Iran," Nation (7/19/99):22-24.
Moruzzi, Norma Claire. "Women's space/cinema space: representation of public & private Iranian films," Middle East Report 212 (fall 1999).
Mir-Hosseini, Ziba. "The rise & fall of Fa'ezeh Hashemi: women in Iranian elections," Middle East Report 218 (spring 2001).
Niknam, Azadeh. "The Islamization of law in Iran: A time of desenchantment," Middle East Report 212 (fall 1999).
Rezaei, Ali. "Last efforts of Iran's reformists," Middle East Report 226 (spr 03):40-46.
Peterson, Scott. "You say you want a revolution?" Christian Science Monitor (10/1/03):1,10
__________. "Hard-liners in Iran soften their edges," Christian Science Monitor (10/3/03):1,12.
Roy, Olivier. "The crisis of religious legitimacy in Iran," Middle East Journal 53,2 (spr 99):201-16.
Salehi-Isfahani, Djavad. "Labor & the challenge of economic restructuring in Iran," Middle East Report 210 (spr 99).
Smith, Patrick. "Letter from Iran," Nation (2/28/00):15-17.
Theodoulou, Michael. "Iranians take cue from the west," Christian Science Monitor (12/24/03):7.
Thrupkaew, Noy. "Reformers at bay in Iran," Nation (2/10/03):6-7.
Vaziri, Persheng. "Iranian documentary cinema between reality & fiction," Middle East Report 225 (win 02).
__________________. "Iranian cinema: art, society & the state," Middle East Report 219 (sum 01).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
de Bellaigue, Christopher. In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran (NY: Harper Collins, 2005).
Cumings, Bruce; Ervand Abrahamian & Moshe M'aoz. Inventing the Axis of Evil: The Truth about North Korea, Iran & Syria (NY: New Press, 2004).
Esposito, John & R.K. Ramazani (eds.) Iran at the Crossroads (NY, 2001).
Gopin, Marc. Holy War, Holy Peace. How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East (NY: Oxford, 2002)
Howard, Jane. Inside Iran: Women's Lives (Washington: Mage, 2002).
Mir-Hosseini, Ziba. Islam & Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 1999).
Moaddel, Mansoor. Jordanian Exceptionalism: A Comparative Analysis of State-Religion Relationships in Egypt, Iran, Jordan & Syria (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).
Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (NY: Random House, 2003).
Najmabadi, Afsaneh (ed.) Women's Autobiographies in Contemporary Iran (Cambridge MA: Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 1990).
Zahedi, Dariush. The Iranian Revolution Then & Now: Indicators of Regime Instability (Boulder: Westview, 2001).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Cease Fire" , dir. Tahmineh Milani, 105m. In video stores. Psychotherapy helps battling professional couple discover the inner child.
"The Circle" , dir. Jafar Panahi. In video stores. Disparate lives of marginalized women intersect in Tehran.
"Human Weapon" , dir. Ilan Ziv, 55m. From First Run/Icarus. Examines new tactic of "suicide bombing" in conflicts in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe & the US.
"Iran: Veiled Appearances" , dir. Thierry Michel, 58m. Explores ideological & generational differences in "a country on the cusp of profound change."
"The Ladies' Room" , dir. Mahnaz Afzali, ?m.
"Secret Ballot" , dir. Babak Payami, 123m. In video stores. Female election worker struggles to get out the vote on remote southern island.
"SOS in Tehran , dir. Sou Abadi, 52m. From First Run/Icarus. Examines private concerns of rich & poor as seen from offices of city's social & mental health service agencies.
"Ten" , dir. Abbas Kiarostami, 94m. Brilliant minimalist exploration of many aspects of Iranian life through conversations with an independent woman driving around Tehran.
"Under the Skin of the City" , dir. Rakhshan Bani Etemad. Explores restlessness of working-class people in Tehran in 1997, with focus on the conditions for women.
"Zinat: One Special Day" , dir. Ebrahim Mokhtari, 54m. From First Run/Icarus. Modernity & feminism in life of a health worker & political activist from isle of Qeshm in southern Iran.