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'Rosewater' journalist says social media is making tyrants more dangerous (+video)

Journalist Maziar Bahari, whose memoir "And Then They Came for Me" about his 118 days of imprisonment and torture in Iran has been made into the film "Rosewater," says that the frustration over the inability to control social media and the internet has driven authoritarian regimes deeper into their ... Continue reading »

Strategic anti-Americanism in Iran from the hostage crisis to nuclear talks

On Nov. 4, 1979, Iranian radicals seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and changed U.S.-Iranian relations for a generation. Ironically, their shocking move had less to do with the United States than with the tenuous, turbulent domestic politics of the days following the fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahla ... Continue reading »

Why I Can't Remain Silent About What Jian Did to Me | Reva Seth

Yesterday I went into the CBC building and for the first time in the six years that I've been back in Canada, I didn't feel the pang of stress at the thought of running into Jian. Or see the giant image of his smiling face looming above me.   I debated all week whether or not to write this for all t ... Continue reading »

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