Iran

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...

Geopolitics

Iran’s Foreign Policy: Balancing Ideology and Pragmatism

The direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy has been a source of...

الانتخابات الرئاسية الإيرانية: اختبار فو...

تستعد جمهورية إيران الإسلامية لإجراء انتخابات أخرى مثيرة للجدل في 18 حزيران (يونيو). لكن هذه...

Politics & Governance

Iran’s Presidential Elections: A Litmus Test and a Legitimacy Crisis

The Islamic Republic of Iran is gearing up to hold another controversial election on June...

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...

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