After 39 years of the revolts that dislodged the Shah, there is an absence of an organisational factor to unite the diverse inspirations of Iranians.
The Iranian regime may have succeeded at ending the street protests, but it has not been able to put off the fire beneath the ashes.
Unorganised and leaderless, the violent protests in Iran are a reaction to rampant corruption, unemployment and an economy in decline.
Now that former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh is dead, Iran’s direct support for the Houthis can grow in importance in the coming months.
We can expect the worst in the Middle East in the next few months after the purge in the Saudi royal family.
Divorces between nations can be painful but if democratically handled, can lead to peaceful co-existence.
Donald Trump’s bellicose long-term Iran strategy would certainly create a rift between the US and European powers. Even more perhaps than the one that followed George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
If there is one thing the Catalonian experience shows us, it is that European democracies need a great deal of democratisation.
For IS militants, unlike Socrates, only an “unexamined life” is worth living.
Politicians around the world must concretely acknowledge the life of those minorities who are excluded on a daily basis from our social lives and our modes of thinking.
Erdogan’s referendum victory confirms that the AKP tried to disguise its Islamist identity under the banner of conservative democracy all along.