Iran

Energy Policy

Iran’s Electric Grid is Falling Apart

Global warming and climate change have directly impacted energy consumption in many countries. Due to...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Republicans Can Come Along for the Ride on JCPOA or Get Left Behind Again

President Biden’s foreign policy thus far has largely centered on damage control. Massaging relationships with...

Geopolitics

What to Make of the Iran-China Deal

It was announced on March 27 2021 that China and Iran had signed a 25-year...

Politics & Governance

Iran’s Nuclear Program Might Not Be Worth the Cost

The progress of Iran’s nuclear program over the past five years has been difficult for...

Geopolitics

GCC-Iranian Dialogue is Hard—But Necessary

The tension in the Gulf region related to Iran is increasing. At the same time,...

Geopolitics

Turkey and Iran: The End of the Honeymoon?     

Over the past decade, Turkey and Iran have enjoyed several years of strategic partnership, characterized...

Economy & Innovation

Why Iran’s Sixth Development Plan Failed

Following the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian majlis (parliament) has approved, implemented, and...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Regional Implications of Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran’s position is that it will not agree to any compulsory limitations on its regional...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Biden and Iran: Back to 2015?

There are, broadly speaking, two schools of thought in the Gulf. The first was supportive...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Biden’s Iran Negotiations: How to Win a Zero-Sum Game

Over the past few weeks, the prospect of resuming negotiations between Iran and the United...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Erbil Rocket Attack: Is the U.S.-Iran Conflict Escalating Again?

After several months of relative calm, tensions in Iraq have once again transformed the country...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Iran Nuclear Deal: American-Iranian Dialogue and the GCC

In November 2020, only days before he was elected President of the United States, then-candidate...

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