Kaveh Ehsani


Kaveh Ehsani is assistant professor at DePaul University and a contributing editor of Middle East Report.

Articles by this Author
Survival Through Dispossession

Since the 2005 election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the burning economic issue in Iran has been the privatization of public assets and, more recently, the elimination of subsidies for a vast array of goods and services. Leading figures,...

Iran: The Populist Threat to Democracy

The August 31 UN Security Council deadline for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program passed with the Islamic Republic, not unexpectedly, refusing to acquiesce. In the summer of 2005, the newly inaugurated President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

Neo-Conservatives, Hardline Clerics and the Bomb

Even as the US military launched a long-rumored offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja in early November 2004, the subject of anxious speculation in Washington was not Iraq, but Iran. President George W. Bush’s victory at the polls on...

Existing Political Vessels Cannot Contain the Reform Movement

The following is the text of an interview with Sai'id Hajjarian that first appeared in Middle East Report 212 (Fall 1999). Hajjarian, a newspaper editor and key adviser to President Mohammad Khatami, was shot and severely disabled by...

“Our Letter to Khatami Was a Farewell”

Round 12 for Iran's Reformists

High Stakes for Iran

We Need Negotiations, Not Saber-Rattling, With Iran

“All options are on the table,” says President George W. Bush when asked about press reports that the Pentagon is drawing up plans to bomb Iran to derail the nuclear research program there. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...

Iran's Human Rights Record Should Be As 'Intolerable' As Its Nukes

The Islamic Republic of Iran is in hot water with Washington and European capitals because of its apparent pursuit of a nuclear bomb. Dangling carrots of increased trade, the Europeans are trying to persuade Iran to renounce atomic ambitions....

Do-e Khordad and the Specter of Democracy

A shadow haunts Iran, the shadow of democracy and popular sovereignty. Twenty years ago the Islamic Revolution established a polity based on two contradictory elements: a republic of equal and sovereign citizens, and a hierarchical theocracy of...