ד"ר רז צימט DR. Raz Zimmt

My Articles

"Cyrus the Great Day: Between Iranian and Islamic Identities", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 10 (November 2017).

"Reactions to the Tightening of Restrictions on former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 9 (October 2017).

"Iran’s Middle Class: An Agent of Political Change?", INSS Strategic Assessment, Volume 20, No. 3, October 2017.

"Soul Searching in Iranian Politics: Conservatives and Reformists after the Presidential Elections", INSS Insight, October 25, 2017.

"Iranian Responses to President Trump’s Speech", The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, October 18, 2017.

"Social Media vs. Tradition: Iranian Users Criticize Nepotism", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 8 (September 2017).

"Iran in the Post-ISIS Era: Aims, Opportunities and Challenges", The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, August 31, 2017.

"The Second Rouhani Government: Public Demands and Presidential Constraints", INSS Insight, August 10, 2017.

"We hate Mojahedin-e Khalq: SNS Respond to a Conference of the Iranian Opposition", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 7 (July 2017).

"Iran: Mounting Tension between President Rouhani and the Revolutionary Guards", INSS Insight, July 16, 2017.

"Hassan Rouhani’s Presidential Victory in Iranian Social Media", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 6 (June 2017).

"The Conservative Predicament in Iran", INSS Insight, June 21, 2017.

"No More Palestinian than the Palestinians: Iranians React to the Hamas Revised Charter", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 5 (May 2017).

"The Election of Rouhani as President: A Message to the Supreme Leader", INSS Insight, May 29, 2017.

"Iran on the Eve of the Presidential Election", INSS Insight, May 19, 2017.

"Iranian Reactions to the American Attack on Syria", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 4 (April 2017).

"Iranian SNS users protest forced hijab to mark International Women’s Day", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 3 (March 2017).

"The Involvement of the Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Infrastructure and Development Projects", INSS Insight, April 4, 2017.

"The head of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation admits that 2,100 fighters sent by Iran to Syria and Iraq have been killed so far", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, March 3, 2017.

"Iranian conduct in the early days of the Trump administration", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, March 6, 2017.

"Could Iran Elect a Female President?", INSS Insight no. 904, March 7, 2017.

"Iranian Users Protest Trump's Muslim Ban", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 2 (February 2017).

"Support for violence and terrorism and calls for the destruction of Israel at the Sixth International Conference on Palestinian Intifada in Tehran", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, February 27, 2017.

"The Anniversary of the Nuclear Agreement and Iran’s Internal Political Conflict", INSS Insight No. 899, February 19, 2017.

"Critics or Traitors? Responses to Iranian Exiles’ Letter to Trump", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 5, Issue 1 (January 2017).

"Iranian Concerns Grow Over Russia's Syrian Policies", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, January 9, 2016.

"Social Media as a Window into Political Tensions in Iran", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 11 (December 2016).

"Responding to the US Elections, Anticipating Elections in Iran", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 10 (November 2016).

"Initial Reactions in Iran to the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, November 22, 2016.

"When Soccer and Music Conflict with Religion: Citizens on Social Networks against Clerics in Iran", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 9 (October 2016).

"Marrying Late: Young Adults and the Marriage Crisis in Iran", The Forum for Regional Thinking, October 7, 2016.

"Hostility towards Israel continues to be a fundamental element of Iranian foreign policy", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, October 13, 2016.

"From The People’s Bank to “Humiliation Bank: The Campaign against Iranian Banks' Boycott of the Revolutionary Guards", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 8 (September 2016).

"Generation Z in Iran: Organizing on SNS, Partying in the Mall", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 7 (July 2016).

"Online Monuments: Commemorating Iranian Deaths during the Campaign in Syria", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 6 (June 2016).

"I Drive Between The Lines: SNS Contribute to Improving Driving Culture in Iran", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 5 (May 2016).

"Iranian Participation in the Liberation of Fallujah", The Meir Amit Intelligence and Information Center, 30 May, 2016.

"Ahmadinejad's Online Campaign: Paving the Way for a Political Comeback?", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 3 (April 2016).

"After Iran Elections", WIKISTRAT, April 2016.

"Virtual Election Campaigns: SNS in the Iranian Electoral Process", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 3 (March 2016).

"The Revolution Devours its Grandchildren: Responses to the Disqualification of Hassan Khomeini as a Candidate for the Assembly of Experts", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 2 (February 2016).

"Telegram: The Most Popular Social Network in Iran", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 4, Issue 1 (January 2016).

"Campaign to increase the representation of women in the Iranian Majlis", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issue 11 (December 2015).

"Crisis in Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, 20 January, 2016.

"Antisemitic Incitement is still Alive in Iran", ISGAP flashpoint, 21 January, 2016.

"The double-edged sword of sanctions lifting", i24News, 15 January, 2016.

"Arab Lizards and Grasshoppers Eaters: Incitement and Expressions of Racism on Iranian SNS", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issue 10 (November 2015).

Initial Profile of IRGC Fighters killed in Syria, Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, 16 November 2015.

"Iran in the year 2020", WIKISTRAT, November 2015.

"Portrait of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Qods Force", Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, 29 October, 2015.

Consumer Boycott of Iranian Automakers on SNS, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issues 8-9 (September-October 2015).

Hossein Hamedani, Senior IRGC Commander, killed near Aleppo, Syria. After the Nuclear Accord: Celebrating the Agreement, Hoping for Change, Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, 13 October, 2015.

SNS in the Struggle for Animal Rights in Iran, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issue 5 (May 2015).

Operation “Spider” and the struggle to free Mohammad Yousefi, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issue 3 (March 2015).

Iran and the Crisis in Yemen: Opportunities and Constraints on the Path to Establishing Iranian Influence in the Region, Iran Pulse, No. 73 (April 8, 2015).

I'm Also a Jerk:” Iranian SNS and the Struggle for the Release of Reformist Opposition Leaders", Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issue 2 (February 2015).

Popular Music, Politics and Social Criticism: Iranian SNS react to a Lecture by Dr. Yousef-Ali Abazari, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 3, Issue 1 (January 2015).

Iranians against the "Other": Iranian Identity in the Social Media Era, in: Ronen Cohen (ed.), Identities in Crisis in Iran: Politics, Culture & Religion (Lexington Books, 2015).

If There’s No Bread, We’ll Eat Biscuits: Responses to the Increase of Bread Prices in Iran, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 11 (December 2014).

Kobani and Tehran: Iran SNS on the Struggle between the Kurds & ISIS, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 10 (November 2014).

Rich Kids of Tehran”: Extravagant Lifestyles and Social Criticism on Iranian SNS, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 9 (October 2014).

Responses to the Deteriorating Health of the Chairman of the Council of Experts as an Expression of the Eroding Status of Clerics in Iran, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 8 (September 2014).

Internal Debate in Iran over International Jerusalem Day Processions, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 7 (July 2014).

The Stealthy Freedom of Iranian Women: Battle of the Hijab on SNS, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 6 (June 2014).

The battle over allowances: Reform of subsidies as reflected on social networks, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 5 (May 2014).

Return sons to their borders: Social networking campaign for the liberation of the five abducted Iranian soldiers, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 4 (April 2014).

Social Networks in the Struggle of Sufi Dervishes against the Regime in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 3 (March 2014).

Storming Movie Theaters and the “Carnival of Revolution”: Social Critique on Iranian SNS, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 2 (February 2014).

"Unforgivable:” Renewed Conflict between the Iranian Regime and its Opponents Surrounding the Unrest of 2009, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 2, Issue 1 (January 2014).

Human Rights and Environmental Protests: Facebook in the Service of Civil Struggles in Iran, Beehive (Middle East Social Media), Vol. 1, Issue 4 (December 2013).

Revolution at a Crossroads: The Struggle for the Nature of the Islamic Republic, Strategic Assessment, Volume 17, No. 1 (April 2014).

Authorities Dispense Death Sentences, Families Grant Reprieves: Executions and Pardons in Iran, Iran Pulse, No. 71 (September 11, 2014).

The Debate on Teaching Ethnic Languages in Iran: A Change on the Horizon?, Iran Pulse, No. 69 (May 23, 2014).

After Years of Denial: The Iranian Government Recognizes the Brain Drain Crisis, Iran Pulse, No. 65 (February 27, 2014).

The Return of the Eulogists to the Political Arena in Iran, Iran Pulse, No. 64 (January 5, 2014).

New Government, Old Conflict: Renewed Escalation in Iran's Balochistan Province, Iran Pulse, No. 62 (December 5, 2013).

Religious Law versus Social Reality: Will Iran Approve by Law Marriage between Parents and their Adopted Children?, Iran Pulse, No. 60 (October 13, 2013).

Disillusioned Hope: Iran and Mohammad Morsi's Government,  Iran Pulse, No. 58 (July 16, 2013).

Iran Goes to the Polls: New President, Old Reality, Iran Pulse, No. 57 (June 5, 2013).

The 'Ammar Headquarters" and the Challenges of the Iranian Political System, Iran Pulse, No. 49 (February 5, 2012).

Between Zayn Al-‘Abidin Bin-‘Ali and ‘Ali Khamene’i: The Iranian Public Debate Following the Popular Revolt in Tunisia, Iran Pulse, No. 43 (January 24, 2011).

Marriage-out , Divorce-in: The escalation of the Marriage Crisis in Iran, Iran Pulse, No. 38 (February 21, 2010).

Islamic Solidarity In Action: Iran's Reaction to the Riots in Western China, Iran Pulse, No. 36 (Aug 13, 2009).

Hollow Leadership: The Iranian Predicament, Foreign Policy Research Institute, E-Notes (March, 2012).

Enemy From Within: The Iranian Regime and the New Political Challenge, Foreign Policy Research Institute, E-Notes (June, 2011).

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "the Miracle of the Third Millenium" or an Unfulfilled Promise?, Iran Pulse, No.33 (June 11, 2009).

Has the Status of Iranian Clerics Been Eroded?, Iran Pulse, No. 24 (September 22, 2008).

Ou-ba-ma ast" ("he is with us"): Iran and the Rise of Barack Obama, Iran Pulse, No. 23 (June 23, 2008).

Iran's Reaction to Kosovo's Declaration of Independence: Prioritizing State Interests over Revolutionary Vision, Iran Spotlight, No. 1 (March 2008).

The Ayatollah Khomeini Legacy: Serving Integral Political Struggles in Iran, Iran Pulse, No. 17 (December 13, 2007).

Islam in the Islamic Republic: The Regime's Struggle to Maintain its Monopoly over Religious Life, Iran Pulse, No. 13 (July 19, 2007).

2008 Iranian Parliamentary Elections: A Triumph of the System, Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 12, no. 2 (June 2008).