Iran

Geopolitics

Neither East nor West: Pezeshkian’s Challenge to Redefine Iran’...

On July 5, reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian defeated his hardliner rival Saeed Jalili and was...

Politics & Governance

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

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

Politics & Governance

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

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

Geopolitics

Iran’s Concerted Efforts to Secure a Foothold in Sudan

Since Sudan’s ongoing civil war erupted in April 2023, the gruesome fighting between the Sudanese...

Geopolitics

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: U.S. and EU Strategies for the New Presiden...

With the signing of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed to...

Politics & Governance

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

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

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Next Administration Will Still Find a Successful Iran Strategy Elusive...

The constraints and challenges facing U.S. policy toward Iran are largely as they were at...

Geopolitics

China as Peacemaker? Iran-Israel Hostilities Undermine Beijing’s New Role

Iran and Israel’s “shadow war” descended into direct state-to-state attacks and counterattacks in April 2024,...

Defense & Security

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

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

Defense & Security

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

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

Energy & Environment

Untangling the Motives Behind Iran’s New Energy Agreements

Though the country faces a raft of international sanctions and several major geopolitical hurdles, Iran’s...

Defense & Security

Analyzing the Iran-Israel Conflict in a Regional Context

There Is No Silver Bullet to Stop Escalation Ambassador Patrick Theros Strategic Advisor and Senior...

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