Author: Dr. Arman Mahmoudian

Dr. Arman Mahmoudian

Arman Mahmoudian, PhD, is a lecturer of Russian and Middle Eastern Studies and also a researcher at the USF Global and National Security Institutes, where he focuses on Iran’s regional policy and Shia militias in the Middle East. Arman has appeared on Al-Jazeera and the BBC and has been published by the National Interest, Stimson Center, Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics & Policy, London School of Economics Middle East Center, Atlantic Council, Middle East Eye, Politics Today, New Arab, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Trends Research and Advisory. Follow Arman on Twitter @MahmoudianArman.

Iran

Election Apathy and Radical Shifts: Iran’s Electoral and Political Landsc...

Politics & Governance

Several key points emerged from the first round of Iran’s presidential elections on Friday, June...

Iran

Strategic Messages and Capabilities: Analyzing the Retaliatory Strikes Betw...

Defense & Security

On April 1, as part of its periodic bombardment of Iranian and Iran-backed positions in...

Iran

Iran’s “Escalation and De-escalation Strategy” Toward Conflict in the...

Defense & Security

The ongoing conflict between the Houthis and the West in the Red Sea has persuaded...

Iran

Iran’s Strategic Patience: Unpacking Hezbollah Policy in the Gaza War

Defense & Security

Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict, numerous officials from Iran and Hezbollah have warned...

Iran

Azerbaijan Control of Nagorno-Karabakh: Geopolitical Implications for Iran,...

Geopolitics

A Century of Conflict The recent explosion of conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the...

Iran

“Lonely but Not Alone”: Iran and Its Neighbors

Geopolitics

Iran’s relationship with its neighbors has always been a subject of interest among the country’s...

Iran

Preparing for the Next Supreme Leader

Politics & Governance

Iran’s Supreme Leader (SL), Ayatollah Khamenei, has been the subject of many rumors during his...

Iran

Iranian Identity Warfare: The Making of the Shia Brotherhood

Geopolitics

Although the 1979 Islamic Revolution was an Iranian phenomenon, its effects immediately transcended Iran’s borders....

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