Articles by Michael Axworthy
Is Iran's new President a friend or foe?
The last Shah of Iran was bundled out of power in 1979 by one of the shaping events of modern history. Yet an engaging new biography by a monarchist insider is blind to its deepest causes and...
The west usually gets Iran wrong. Talk of air strikes and sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme suggests we are continuing to do so
Area bombing of German cities in the second world war was unnecessary, but was not a crime. Sometimes ends can justify means
Our commitment to the values on which our society is based has been hollowed out
How did a hardliner defy expectations to win Iran's presidency?