Iran

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...

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...

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