23 - 29 May 2014
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In this week’s cover story, Michael Axworthy examines the rise of Iran since the 1979 revolution and its complex role within the myriad conflicts in the Middle East. Scarred by past foreign intervention, failed uprisings and the Iran-Iraq War, how far is the regime, led by its increasingly influential Revolutionary Guards, prepared to go to preserve the Islamic Republic?
Plus: Matthew Engel reports from Malta, a “strange mix of Monaco and Morecombe”; Ben Myers on the glory years of British ice hockey; Amelia Tait on how the survivors of the Florida school shootings are using social media to demand change; and John Gray on Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment, “a therapeutic manual for rattled rationalists”.