Iran

Geopolitics

Gulf States’ Reaction to the JCPOA Talks

On December 30, the eighth round of indirect nuclear deal talks between the United States...

Politics & Governance

Two Years After the Aban Protests, Iran Faces Increased Unrest

Two years have elapsed since Iran brutally repressed the November 2019 mass protests (also called...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iran’s Combative Diplomacy Continues in Vienna

After the withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,”...

Politics & Governance

Resolving Iran’s Water Crisis is Needed for Stability

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the Middle East. It has grown in importance...

Defense & Security

Formalizing a Middle Eastern “Cold War”

More than ten years after the advent of the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, the original...

Raisi’s Pivot to East Policy: An Inefficient Lever Against the U.S.

“We will not tie the economic and living conditions of the people to the negotiations...

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...

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