Reasons Behind Appointing Sadeq Larijani to Head the Expediency Council
The regime is trying, through Larijani's appointment, to send a defiant message that Tehran is determined to press forward.
Why Did India Exempt the Iranian Oil Payments from Taxes?
India is making strenuous efforts to expand its economic relations with Iran, following the actions taken by Washington.
How Iran Dealt with Recent Developments in Manbij
Iran quickly supported the advance of the Syrian regular forces towards the Kurdish militias-controlled town of Manbij on 28 December.
Is the IRGC’s Military Doctrine Undergoing Real Change?
There is a relative change in the nature of the functional role of the IRGC not in its general military doctrine due to various factors
Will ISIS Employ New Terrorist Tactics?
The coming period may witness new patterns of terrorist attacks, carried out by ISIS or its sub-groups and sleeper cells.
How Will Turkey Exploit its Economic Presence in Northern Syria?
Turkey has recently stepped up its economic presence in the cities of northern Syria, including Al-Bab, Jarablus, and Azaz among others
Limits of Rapprochement
Is Iran Betting on Turkey to Confront the US Sanctions?
Iran has shown a particular interest in improving its bilateral relations with Turkey, mainly at the economic level.
The Tunnel Tension
Potential Trajectories of Escalation Between Israel and Hezbollah
Israel's Operation Northern Shield to dismantle the tunnels discovered on Lebanese border mark a shift in confronting Hezbollah.
Re-producing the Houthis in Yemen Under the Auspices of the UN
The agreement reached in Sweden is a partial one addressing the fallout from the Yemeni war, chiefly the humanitarian crisis.
Implications of Building A Unified European Army on Regional Security
The most important global impact if a European army is to be created, is the ensuing balance of power and multi-polarity.
Reasons Behind the Growing Controversy Over Money Laundering in Iran
US sanctions have played a role in triggering political crises whose effects appear to linger over Rouhani's term in office.
The Chinese Betting
Can Iran Develop Phase 11 of the South Pars Field?
China National Petroleum Corporation has replaced Total of France as a major operator in the development of South Pars Gas field.
A Difficult Trade-off
Can Moscow Trade Iran’s Influence in Syria for Sanctions?
The new Russian ideas do not accommodate the new realities ensuing from the spiraling tension between the US and Iran.
The "Mobile Militia"
Will Iran Replicate the Hezbollah Model in Afghanistan?
The prospect of Iran replicating the Lebanese Hezbollah model in other countries can no longer be ruled out.
Can Sudan Overcome the Inflation Crisis?
Sudan grapples with an acute economic crisis, as the inflation rates spiked to unprecedented levels in the past months.
Will Russian Succeed in Reaching a Settlement in Afghanistan?
Moscow hosted a new round of talks in an effort to reach a settlement for the conflict in Afghanistan, on November 9.
The "Moving Geography"
Why are Scandinavian countries increasingly interested in the Middle East?
The dynamics of the Middle East region have gained special attention from the three Scandinavian countries over the past years.
Reasons and Repercussions of Exempting Chabahar Port from US Sanctions
The move seems to be closely related to Washington’s assessment of its relations with Asian powers, particularly India and China.
Will the Sleeper Cells Make a Comeback to Tunisia?
Growing calls in the recent period cannot be divorced from the fears voiced that Tunisia maybe on the threshold of a new stage.
Filling the Void
How Rouhani’s Government Exploits US Sanctions to Enhance its Position
With the second batch of US sanctions on Iran, the government of President Hassan Rouhani took preemptive steps to enhance its position
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