Iran

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...

Defense & Security

U.S.-Iran Clashes in Syria and Iraq: Exchange of Messages or Serious Escala...

On June 27, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. airstrikes to be carried out against facilities...

Politics & Governance

This is What Comes After Raisi’s Election

The recent presidential election in Iran, characterized by low turnout and accusations of rigging, sets...

Geopolitics

Can “Soccer Diplomacy” Mend Fences Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Sport as a tool for international cooperation dates from the 1970s, when American and Chinese...

Politics & Governance

Raisi’s Presidency: An Inimical Sign for Iran and the Middle East

When a country’s autocratic leader changes, the process of selecting a new leader can bring...

Geopolitics

How Instability in Afghanistan Endangers the Gulf

Since 1979, the Gulf states have tended to view Afghanistan as a distant country of...

Energy Policy

A Possible Energy Strategy for Iran’s New President

After the 2018 withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran’s energy...

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