Iran

Defense & Security

Scrutinizing Iran’s Foreign Proxy Network

Since the end of the Second World War, open military conflicts between global and regional...

Geopolitics

Why Iran Opposes Azerbaijan’s Zangezur Corridor Project

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, fought from September to November 2020, ended with a significant victory...

Politics & Governance

Salman Rushdie and the Ideological Divide in Iran

In February 1989, five months after Salman Rushdie published his polarizing fourth novel “The Satanic...

Geopolitics

In the Rearview Mirror: The Case of Iranian Influence in Bosnia

As an important actor in the wider Islamic world, Iran wields some soft power clout...

Defense & Security

Taliban Afghanistan: A Double-Edged Victory for Iran

Many Iranian officials celebrated the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a momentous strategic victory. One...

Geopolitics

“Dust Diplomacy” and Climate Change May Bring Gulf States Toget...

The Middle East in recent years has seen an unprecedented number of sand and dust...

Geopolitics

An Uneasy Equilibrium: Russia-Iran-Turkey Trilateral Relations

On July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Tehran—his second official...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Why President Biden Wants to Revive the Iran Deal

Last week, the Biden administration announced that it had agreed to engage with Iran yet...

Geopolitics

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

Geopolitics

The UAE-Iran Rapprochement: Causes and Effects

Earlier this month, Anwar Gargash, a diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President...

Geopolitics

Identity is a Central Factor in Russia-Iran Relations

Five months after the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia President Vladimir Putin met...

Geopolitics

The Iranian Conundrum: Analyzing Divergent Saudi and Israeli Security Dilem...

With Saudi Arabia opening the country’s air space to all air carriers, including Israeli flights,...

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