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

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...

Iran

Salman Rushdie and the Ideological Divide in Iran

Politics & Governance

In February 1989, five months after Salman Rushdie published his polarizing fourth novel “The Satanic...

Iran

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Geopolitics

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

KSA

The State of Saudi-Pakistani Relations after the Rise of Shehbaz Sharif

Geopolitics

Last month, amid political unrest and allegations of foreign interference, Pakistan witnessed the ouster of...

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