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Iran since 1998

(see also Iran, US & Iran, Iran: Islamic Revolution 1979-1998, Iran: Kurdistan, Iran: Azerbaijan, Iran: Afghan Refugees, Shirin Ebadi)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

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.

Countrywatch: Iran.

Gooya (News from Iran).

Independent Journalists Online: Iran.

Iran & World.

Iran Mania.

Iran News. Daily general news of Iran & Iranians from four corners of world.

Iran Press Service.

Iran Today.

Middle East Research & Information Project. Publishes indispensible Middle East Report.

Payvand. Iran news, directory and bazar.

Tehran Avenue.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

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

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Cease Fire" [2006], dir. Tahmineh Milani, 105m. In video stores. Psychotherapy helps battling professional couple discover the inner child.

"The Circle" [2000], dir. Jafar Panahi. In video stores. Disparate lives of marginalized women intersect in Tehran.

"Human Weapon" [2002], 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" [2002], dir. Thierry Michel, 58m. Explores ideological & generational differences in "a country on the cusp of profound change."

"The Ladies' Room" [2005], dir. Mahnaz Afzali, ?m.

"Secret Ballot" [2001], dir. Babak Payami, 123m. In video stores. Female election worker struggles to get out the vote on remote southern island.

"SOS in Tehran [2001], 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" [2002], 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" [2001], 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" [2000], 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.

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