Iran

Defense & Security

A Double-Edged Drone: How Russia’s Use of Iranian-made Drones Impacts Gul...

As Russia continues its illegal invasion of Ukraine, it has secured crucial support from Iran...

Politics & Governance

Exploring the Limits of Chinese Public Diplomacy in Iran

From the moment protests erupted in Iran over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in...

Defense & Security

Women, Peace, and Security: Gulf Perspectives on Integration, Inclusiveness...

Executive Summary In recent years, governments in the Gulf have mobilized their resources and political...

Geopolitics

The Gulf States Weigh Trade-Offs of Engaging With the Taliban

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the massive evacuations of international troops dramatically altered Afghanistan’s...

Geopolitics

Lessons of History: The Fleeting Nature of Iran-Russia Collaboration

Isolated from the international community and full of antipathy toward the West, Iran and Russia...

Geopolitics

Overconfidence Costs Iran Influence in the South Caucasus

Amid mass protests gripping its major cities, Iran’s relations with the states in its immediate...

Politics & Governance

Winter is Coming: Iran’s Looming Energy Crisis

The Iranian government is currently embroiled in the most serious threat to its rule since...

Defense & Security

Iranian Naval Strategy: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Confrontationalism

Over the last four decades, Iran has constructed its identity as a nation around opposition...

Politics & Governance

Instability, Revolutions, and the Future of the Islamic Republic

The Iranian society is witnessing yet another wave of demonstrations against the regime in Iran,...

Energy Policy

Striking Oil: How Strikes in Iran’s Energy Sector Could Shape the Protest...

Considering the central role of energy exports to Iran’s economy, the security of the nation’s...

Geopolitics

Competing Interests and Disparate Payoffs: GCC States Weigh Outcomes of Ira...

The widespread upheaval in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini has shifted international attention...

Defense & Security

Tehran Eyes Drone Dominance in its Near-Abroad

As Russia’s military invasion in Ukraine enters its eighth month, Moscow is steadily losing strategic...

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