Mahmoud Pargoo

A cleric speaks on his cellphone on the campus of the seminary in Qom, Iran, Feb. 3, 2009. (photo by REUTERS/Caren Firouz)

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Women gain foothold at Iran's seminaries

Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017 | Mahmoud Pargoo, Contributor

In Iran, institutional change in favor of women’s participation at seminaries is moving ahead at an exceptional pace.

Iranians pushing boundaries in 'private sphere' debate

| Mahmoud Pargoo, Contributor

Debate over the extent and nature of the private versus the public heats up again in Iran, highlighting the continued evolution of demands for social freedoms.

Iranian hard-liners use Tehran attacks to snipe at Rouhani

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Mahmoud Pargoo, Contributor

Though Iranian hard-liners have quickly seized the June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran as an opportunity to rally forces, it is unclear whether their security-focused discourse will gain steam.

How sanctions helped Iranian tech industry

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 | Mahmoud Pargoo, Contributor

The sanctions both hurt and helped Iran’s high-tech industry.

Tehran’s smog problem unlikely to clear up anytime soon

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 | Mahmoud Pargoo, Contributor

Both as public servants, a father and daughter have sought to address Tehran's air pollution for decades, but Iran's highly politicized environmental crisis is a tangled issue.

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Mahmoud Pargoo is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University in Sydney. He writes on the Middle East and Islam. On Twitter: @mpargoo

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