April 2020–March 2022
Tehran Panorama
Editor’s Note

Political Business Empires: An Overview

Tehran Bureau pursues its one-of-a-kind investigations into Iran’s bonyads and the Khamenei family. The articles here provide unparalleled detail about the clans that run the country’s political business empires.

The Supreme Leader’s Empire of Darkness

Supreme Leader’s flight from transparency and accountability breeds corruption at all levels One of the most important reasons for corruption are defects in the legislative system, that is, a lack or insufficient number of laws covering all the different aspects of corruption and the behaviors

Ali Motahari’s Double-Edged Sword

Scrutiny of the outspoken Tehran MP’s family ties and business holdings shows him to be in collusion with the very individuals he publicly criticizes.

The Immense Web of Gholamreza Tajgardoon

A reformist MP’s illustrious political career is studded with prestigious appointments, awards of merit, and one-on-one meetings with regime elites like the late General Qasem Soleimani.