Hamid Dabashi

Professor of Iranian Studies at Columbia University and author of "Iran: A People Interrupted"

Hamid Dabashi appears in the following:

Examining the Reasons Behind the Recent Violence in Iraq

Monday, April 05, 2010

Three suicide car bombings killed dozens in Iraq this weekend. Though no one has taken credit for the attacks, which targeted foreign embassies, Rod Nordland, foreign correspondent for The New York Times says it's widely believed that al Qaida of Mesopotamia is to blame.


Iran Ups Nuclear Ante

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Iran's nuclear chief says the country will begin enriching uranium to twenty percent strength — up from 3.5 percent, and build ten new nuclear facilities over the next year. While the construction of that many facilities in one year is probably not achievable, and while it takes ninety percent enrichment to make a nuclear bomb, the reaction from the United States and France was swift and harsh: The two nations called for even more sanctions on Iran. We ask how great the threat of a nuclear Iran really is.


Protests in Iran, Today and Thirty Years Ago

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Since the disputed presidential elections in Iran over the summer, there have been a series of protests, the latest, on Sunday, ending in at least 8 fatalities. How does today’s unres...


Student Protests Ramping Up in Tehran

Monday, December 07, 2009

We're watching the story unfold in Tehran today, where student protestors have gathered to express their opposition to the government.  Our partner, the BBC, is reporting that riot pl...


Fatal Bombing in Iran

Monday, October 19, 2009

On Sunday, a suicide bomber killed at least 42 people in Iran, including five senior commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guard. The Sunni guerilla group Jundallah, or 'Soldiers o...


Supreme Leader Khamenei Speaks To The Masses

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Tehran University to hear Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speak. Despite Khamenei's assurances that the election was fair, and his urging...

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The Iran Crisis: Taking to the Streets

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our partners at the BBC are reporting that "eyewitnesses in Tehran say that thousands of people, many dressed in black, have gathered in a square in the south of the city." Joining Th...


How President Obama Should Handle the Iranian Crisis

Thursday, June 18, 2009

President Obama has said "it is up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran's leaders will be." This stance has riled some Republicans who are urging the president to show solidar...


Who Is the Real Mir Hossein Mousavi?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mir Hossein Mousavi is the public face of Iran's protest movement. His supporters claim he was the real winner of the election that returned President Ahmadinejad to power. But who is...


In Iran, Echoes of Revolutions Past

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tehran braces for another day of protests today despite governmental bans on "unauthorized gatherings." To help us analyze the protests and draw parallels to the past is an expert on ...