Iran articles

  • Why Iran And America Love the Old F-14 Tomcat (Iran Still Flies Them)

    Sebastien Roblin

    Security,

    Why do both countries share such strong feelings for this plane?

    Key Point: Extraordinarily, it has a lot to do with Tom Cruise.

    Let’s just get this out of the way: Maverick. Iceman. Charlie. Are you done swooning yet? For many, the 1988 film Top Gun caused the F-14 to embody everything cool about fighter jets and the pilots that flew them.

    And the Tomcat was cool—entering service in 1975, it was arguably the first operational fourth-generation jet fighter that...


  • Iran on the Brink

    The vultures come home to roost for the Iranian mullahs.�


  • Iran's deadly protests

    When Iran’s government announced it was raising the price of fuel by up to three times, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest. Michael Safi reports on what happened next. And: Jim Waterson on how social media has changed the way we consume news

    When the Iranian government announced it was raising the price of fuel by up to three times, it triggered what may have been the largest-scale unrest in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic. Iranian officials this week estimated...