From Diary of H.M. the Shah of Persia (Nasseredin Shah Qajar)

How Paris Bedazzled a Persian King

“We rose early in the morning, went down into a boat, and pushed off for the shore,” wrote Naser al-Din Shah, recalling his arrival in Paris on July 6, 1873.

Diaries of Haj Sayyah

Paris: A City That “Looked Like Jewelry”

From the Diaries of Haj Sayyah: “There was music and singing in coffee shops and theatres…. The trees were festooned with green lights…. Young people and children danced…. They enjoyed complete freedom.”

Iran's Military Assets Inside Syria

Iran’s Military Assets Inside Syria

It is an open secret that the Islamic Republic maintains a heavy military presence inside Syria, where for the past decade it has supported Bashar al Assad against an armed rebellion.

IRGC Co-Founder Rezaei Grips Iran’s Executive Branch

IRGC mastermind Mohsen Rezaei forms the epicenter of several powerful networks whose members are in key positions in the Expediency Council, a 39-member body with the power to make executive decisions on behalf of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The Immense Web of Gholamreza Tajgardoon

Gholamreza Tajgardoon is a reformist MP whose illustrious political career is studded with prestigious appointments, awards of merit and one-on-one meetings with regime elites like the late IRGC General Qassem Soleimani.