Iran

Geopolitics

Pursuing A Precarious Peace: Examining the Turkey-Iran Relationship

Turkey and Iran have a long, tumultuous, and, at times, contentious history. The border between...

Defense & Security

How “Spy Games” Between Iran and Israel Could Enflame Regional Tensions

In 2020, Iran’s counter-intelligence agencies were challenged by the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country’s...

Defense & Security

Iran’s Drone Diplomacy: Enhancing Tehran’s Regional Competitiveness

In mid-May, flanked by high-ranking officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Maj. Gen....

Geopolitics

Iran: Winning Abroad While Losing at Home

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s foreign policy has relied on supporting allied and proxy...

Energy Policy

Iran’s Energy Sector Needs Sanctions Relief and Foreign Investment

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the subsequent energy crisis it unleashed, have highlighted the...

Defense & Security

Iran’s “Game of Drones” in the Middle East

Amid mounting domestic unrest and ongoing diplomatic standoffs with regional states, Iran has devoted a...

Defense & Security

What “Realism” Often Misses: A Study of Iran and Qatar

The Ukraine conflict, which entered its hundredth day last week, has major implications for all...

Energy Policy

Iran Cannot Develop its Oil Sector Without Sanctions Relief

Thanks to a combination of Western animosity and Iran’s regional foreign policy, the country’s energy...

Geopolitics

Challenging Prospects for Saudi-Iranian Talks

A fifth round of talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran, held in late April 2022,...

Energy Policy

How the Arash-Dorra Gas Field Could Improve Saudi-Iran Ties

Over the past two decades, Iran’s Ministry of Oil had made increasing the production capacity...

Energy Policy

The Iran Nuclear Deal and World Energy Markets

The revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the “P5+1” powers, if all...

Politics & Governance

Larijani vs. Rouhani: Who Will Lead the Iranian Moderates?

 The victory of regime-faithful cleric Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s 2021 presidential elections— a victory all...

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