Exiles have found refuge in the West, where they can work, speak, and conduct research more freely. But what influence – if any – do they still have in Iran?
Shiite scholar Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari, an influential reformist thinker, explains why there is no inconsistency between Islam and democracy.
Both Sunni and Shia preachers are propagating sectarian hate and exacerbating the divide between Islam's two major denominations.
Iranian experts and women's rights activists are engaged in a lively discussion about how gender equality and justice can be achieved in an Islamic context.
Iran's Foreign Ministry congratulated Egyptians over the victory of Islamist Mohamed Morsy saying the country was in the final stages of an "Islamic Awakening."
An increasing number of Muslim women are competing in sports — a look at the status quo and how Muslim women are breaking new ground.
The regime is undoubtedly satisfied with the outcome of recent elections in Iran. Reformers, on the other hand, have dismissed the elections as a farce.
Iranian religious intellectual Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari on the reaction to 9/11 in Iran, some of the causes of terrorism and suggests how it can be countered.
The ideological support for the Iranian regime is waning—liberal and democratic ideas have triumphed within civil society, says Nader Hashemi.
Some in Iran may well have asked themselves the question: Why was there no Tahrir Square phenomenon in Tehran?