On the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there is hope that new leadership will appease global concerns about its nuclear ambitions.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp's power extends beyond Iran and into major conflicts across the Middle East. DW takes a look at this influential force known as the "Guardians of the Islamic Revolution."
The Middle East has been torn by a polarizing feud between Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. DW examines the tense relationship and why both countries are fueling regional conflicts.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in at a high-profile ceremony attended by EU officials. He now faces the tough task of rescuing the 2015 nuclear deal and implementing reforms amid hard-liner pushback.
In his second presidential term, Hassan Rouhani will need to maintain the international nuclear deal in the face of a belligerent Donald Trump and fend off hard-liners within Iran. The reformer is used to big challenges.
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