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AsiaSociety.org articles, op-eds, videos and blog posts on Iran.

"Islamic studies show us that Islam has no incompatibility with human rights," argues the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner.
A speech by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi.
A panel of Iranian women's human rights experts paint a complex but encouraging picture of social reform in Iran.
Persepolis on Manhattan’s Upper East Side offers palatial servings of Persian fare that would satisfy even the most finicky emperor.
Zarif discusses Iran's nuclear program, the insurgency in Iraq, and Ahmadinejad's controversial comments on Israel.
The Iranian epic drama Ta'ziyeh Khani adapted and transfigured at Trinity College.
Ta'ziyeh: performing Iran's living epic tradition
One of the most highly developed and powerful examples of the passion play is the ta'ziyeh performed by Shiite Muslims in Iran.
Religious epic theatre, ta'ziyeh or shabih, continues to be performed in areas of the Middle East with large Shi'a populations.
Speech by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.