Iran

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap: Unraveling Impacts on Gulf Security and Oil Dy...

The recently announced prisoner swap between the United States and Iran has spurred debates about...

Geopolitics

Raisi’s European Divorce: Zero Cooperation Policy

Two years have passed since Ebrahim Raisi became Iran’s president, and his foreign policy has...

Geopolitics

BRICS Membership: Gulf States’ Strategic Pivot in Shifting Global Dynamic...

At a pivotal moment in global geopolitics, the “BRICS” group of emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India,...

Politics & Governance

The Costs and Consequences of Iran’s Brain Drain

The deteriorating conditions within Iran prompted many of its citizens to seek a better life...

Defense & Security

Imam Hussein University: Teaching the IRGC

Imam Hussein University is a specialized institute of higher education for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards...

Energy & Environment

Iran-Saudi Détente Eclipsed by Al-Dorra/Arash Field Dispute

The recent re-emergence of a deep-seated dispute between Iran and Kuwait over an offshore jointly-owned...

Energy & Environment

The Al-Durra Field Dispute and the Path Forward for Iran-GCC Relations

Border disputes in the Gulf region are not new, and they ebb and flow depending...

Geopolitics

“Lonely but Not Alone”: Iran and Its Neighbors

Iran’s relationship with its neighbors has always been a subject of interest among the country’s...

Geopolitics

Iran’s Long-Term Strategic Vision Banks on Nuclear Deterrence

As the Biden administration covertly attempts to reestablish a modified version of the 2015 Nuclear...

Geopolitics

Iran and Saudi Arabia in SCO: A Strategic Shift in Gulf Alliances

On July 4, 2023, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leaders held a virtual summit focusing...

Geopolitics

Domestic Politics Shape the Iran-GCC De-Escalation

The last three months have witnessed a major shift in the geopolitics of the Gulf....

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iran’s Military Alignment with Russia Increases the West’s Distrust

Since the Islamic Republic’s formation in 1979, Iran and the United States have consistently found...

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