Post Tagged with: "Iran"

Opinion – Iran 2020: Election Polls, Panics and Predictions

Opinion – Iran 2020: Election Polls, Panics and Predictions

Iran’s parliamentary election is best understood as one held by a regime in fear of its unraveling in the hands of Iranian people, paralyzed with international isolation.

Opinion – 2020’s Dawn: Coronavirus, Natural Disasters and Political Insecurity

Opinion – 2020’s Dawn: Coronavirus, Natural Disasters and Political Insecurity

2020’s issues have political and social elements that could be solved with concerted efforts over public health, climate change and diplomacy.

Opinion – Iranian Soft Power in a Post Soleimani Era

Opinion – Iranian Soft Power in a Post Soleimani Era

The anti-regime protests may begin to undermine the spread of Iranian soft power and also lead to political and social change for the Iranian people.

When Military Coups d’état Become Acts of Social Justice

When Military Coups d’état Become Acts of Social Justice

The field of military studies and the field of social justice are often seen as antagonisms, when they do not necessarily have to be.

Opinion – The Iranian Regime’s Future Post Soleimani

Opinion – The Iranian Regime’s Future Post Soleimani

It is the perfect time for a transition of power in Iran but this time the United States should work on it in a peaceful manner, unlike in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trump is Right About Iran, Yet Wrong

Trump is Right About Iran, Yet Wrong

President Trump has inherited a limited range and scope of choices in confronting Iran. Right or wrong, he has no option in dealing with Iran but to deal with Iran.

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

The notion of a human right, enshrined in the UN Convention, is nonetheless vital in the context of the rise of the far right and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

When U.N. requirements were not met by Iran, China allowed stricter sanctions to be passed. Each time, China’s goal was to have Iran come back to the negotiating table.

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

Despite challenges, the Islamic Republic is here to stay with its military and social capacity to defend itself from foreign aggression and domestic intervention.

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Prof. Ehteshami talks about his latest book on Iran, the MENA region’s relationship with East Asia, the impact of sanctions on Iran, and the resurgence of Saudi Arabia.

Hegemonic Aspirations and Middle East Discord: The Case of Iran

Hegemonic Aspirations and Middle East Discord: The Case of Iran

Iran plays a major role in regional issues and will continue to do so in order to protect or uphold the safety and security of the Shia Crescent. It is increasingly becoming the regional hegemon.

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