Iran

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...

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...

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