“No Friend of Iran”: Tehran’s Responses to the Taliban’s Return to Power in Afghanistan

Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E. B. Choksy • Sep 13 2021 • Articles

Part of Tehran’s outreach to the Taliban has been to blame Afghanistan’s chaos on the US. But, past events suggest that the Taliban is no friend of Iran.

Opinion – Could the Sino-Iranian Agreement Weaken US Hegemony?

Farhang Faraydoon Namdar • May 17 2021 • Articles

The Sino-Iranian agreement will help to bypass U.S. global economic power and increase Iranian economic efforts.

Opinion – The Viability of Iran Nuclear Talks Without the Gulf Cooperation Council

Poornima B • May 7 2021 • Articles

The world powers who are currently negotiating with Iran need to explore the prospects of drawing in the GCC to explore wider solutions.

The Significance of the Iran Hostage Crisis for International Dispute Settlement

Coline Ferrant • Feb 24 2021 • Articles

In 1979, Iranian students took 52 Americans hostage, resulting in a crisis in which Iran and the US resorted to international law and justice to find solutions.

US Sanctions against Iran and Their Implications for the Indo-Pacific

Gabriel Honrada and Daniyal Ranjbar • Dec 15 2020 • Articles

Sanctions against Iran pose a dilemma for India and a significant challenge for Iran’s foreign policy, especially in the latter’s strategic partnership with India.

Opinion – Is the Next Middle East War on the Horizon?

Glen Segell • Dec 4 2020 • Articles

The assassination of Iran’s nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh amidst high profile Israeli-Saudi diplomacy may be omens for escalation in the Middle East.

Opinion – The Sino-Iran 25 Years Agreement: Why, and Why Now?

Roie Yellinek • Sep 14 2020 • Articles

An agreement would not only enable Iran to avoid sanctions, but also to pose a serious challenge to US presence in the Middle East.

Opinion – Iraq’s Toughest Challenge: Controlling the Iranian-backed Militias

Mehmet Alaca • Sep 1 2020 • Articles

Although the efforts of reorganizing the PMF seem to continue, it is hard to fully control them in the short term considering Iran’s militia strategy.

The Challenges and Inconsistencies of the Iran-Pakistan Relationship

Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal • Jul 31 2020 • Articles

Pakistan faces a dilemma as it can neither overtly side with the US nor can support Iran as both options will lead to far-reaching security and economic consequences.

Afghan Refugees and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Grant Farr • May 26 2020 • Articles

Afghanistan has neither the medical facilities nor the organizational structure to deal with these returning refugees and the pandemic they bring.

Opinion – Iran’s End Game Beyond Coronavirus

Ramesh Sepehrrad • Apr 7 2020 • Articles

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the inherent dictatorial nature of the Islamic Republic, and may prove a final countdown towards its end.

Opinion – Iran 2020: Election Polls, Panics and Predictions

Ramesh Sepehrrad • Feb 20 2020 • Articles

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.

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