Author: Dr. Mohammad Salami

Dr. Mohammad Salami holds a Ph.D. in International Relations. He is a specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly in Syria, Iran, Yemen, and the Persian Gulf region. His areas of expertise include politics and governance, security, and counterterrorism. He writes as an analyst and columnist in various media outlets. Follow him on Twitter: @moh_salami

Iran

Contrasting Visions and Popular Discontent in Iran’s Presidential Electio...

Politics & Governance

On Friday, June 28, 2024, Iranians headed to the ballot centers to cast their votes...

Iran

Succession and Legitimacy Struggles: Assessing Iran’s Post-Raisi Poli...

Politics & Governance

On May 19, the helicopter carrying Iran’s hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, disappeared in the mountains...

Iran

Navigating a Tense Exchange: Israel and Iran Sent a Message, and Both Liste...

Defense & Security

The attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1 destroyed the building and...

Iran

Iran’s Electoral Crossroads: Voter Dissent and the Shift Toward a Conserv...

Politics & Governance

Elections for the 12th term of the Iranian Parliament and the sixth term of the...

Iran

Beyond Tradition: Iranians Celebrate Christmas to Defy the Regime

Society & Culture

Iran has centuries of history and civilization, with numerous national and religious symbols, days, and...

Iran

Iran’s Eastern Pivot: National Interests Versus Ideological Expansion...

Geopolitics

Throughout the 45 years it has existed, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the...

Iran

From Devotion to Dissent: Iran’s Shifting Ashura Narrative

Politics & Governance

Among the religious holidays commemorated by Shi’a Muslims, Ashura—the day of mourning for the Prophet’s...

Iran

Egypt-Iran Normalization: The View from the Gulf

Geopolitics

Over the past half-decade, a new political order has emerged in the Middle East. The...

Iran

Examining Iran’s Geopolitical Goals in the Western Sahara Conflict

Geopolitics

Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Tehran sided with the Polisario Front...

Iran

As the Rial’s Value Drops, Pressure on the Raisi Government Grows

Economy & Innovation

The value of the Iranian rial fell sharply in February 2023, decreasing from 440,000 rials...

UAE

The UAE’s OPEC+ Dilemma

Energy & Environment

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was one of the first members of the Organization of...

KSA

Not an Act: How Saudi Arabia’s Film Industry Embodies its Modernization E...

Politics & Governance

Over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in its entertainment sector, which holds...

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