Iran

Geopolitics

Great Powers’ New Conflict in Afghanistan

The fate of Afghanistan, like many other political issues, is fundamentally rooted in history. In...

Energy Policy

Iran Can Resolve its Gas Disputes Through Active Energy Diplomacy

Exporting natural gas to its neighboring countries has been a top priority for Iranin recent...

Geopolitics

To Engage or Not to Engage? Iran and the “New” Taliban

Given the fundamental ideological differences between the ruling political system of Iran, based on Twelver...

Energy Policy

Will Iran Become a Gas Exporter to Europe?

The geography of Iran has provided special natural conditions for the country. Iran borders 13...

Geopolitics

The Gulf Prepares for an Afghan Scramble

For the last twenty years, Afghanistan has remained mired in a brutal conflict between the...

Geopolitics

The Brewing Sino-Indian Conflict Over Iran’s Chabahar Port

Iran’s strategic, geopolitical, and geoeconomic position has been carefully scrutinized by major countries around the...

Geopolitics

After Taliban Victory, What Next for the Gulf?

The rapid series of events over the past weeks in Afghanistan, culminating in total victory...

Politics & Governance

President Raisi Has No Solutions for Iran’s Mounting Problems

Iran’s newly elected president, controversial firebrand cleric Ebrahim Raisi, took office on August 5. Elected...

Geopolitics

Negotiating With the Taliban: Iran’s No-Win Choice in Afghanistan

As Taliban forces captured Afghanistan’s northwestern city of Mazar-i Sharif in August 1998, armed insurgents...

Geopolitics

Is Russia a Reliable Partner for Iran?

Iran-Russia relations have been associated with their own challenges in recent years. The two countries...

Geopolitics

Iran-GCC Engagement Deserves a Chance

The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remains uncertain. For months, the...

Geopolitics

How Will Ebrahim Raisi Deal With China?

With the victory of Ibrahim Raisi in the Iranian presidential election, a new era in...

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