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.

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

Emrah Atar • Feb 1 2020 • Articles

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

Alison Assiter • Jan 20 2020 • Articles

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

Nadine Olafsson • Jan 17 2020 • Articles

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

Aditya Raj • Jan 15 2020 • Articles

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.

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