IRGC

Motives behind Rising Tensions between Rouhani and the IRGC

The recent escalation between Rouhani and Jafari reveals that government's efforts will encounter significant obstacles.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Implications of Tehran’s Recent Escalation with Washington

Iran’s recent escalation against the US Administration reflects Tehran's concerns with consequences of listing IRGC as a terrorist org.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

How is the Battle for Deir Ezzor Impacting Russia-Iran Convergence?

Russia’s recent military strikes were meant to send strong messages to Iran that Russia will be the main party involved in Syria.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Counter Coup in Yemen:

A New Crack in Houthi-Saleh Alliance of Necessity

The rift within the alliance of necessity between Houthis and forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh comes amid a swinging balance of power

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

#IranProtests

What are the Reasons behind the Protests in Iran?

The ongoing protests in Iran have begun in Mashhad not Tehran, which makes a huge and highly significant difference.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Increased Complexities

Consequences of Total’s withdrawal from the South Pars field

Total’s loss of its investments in the Iranian market may be less than the cost of not committing to American sanctions.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Counter-argument

How did Iran Respond to the Recent U.S. Sanctions?

The Iranian stance on the U.S. sanctions, which have been recently imposed, has many significances.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Turkishization of the Crisis

Is Iran's Regime Employing the 'Erdoganian' Method?

If the current internal tensions ease, the Iranian regime may follow Erdogan’s method in dealing with his adversaries.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

'Not an Alliance'

An Assessment of the Iranian-Turkish Relations

The only issue agreed upon between Turkey and Iran with regards to their regional concerns is to preserve the status quo.

Orhan Gafarli

Various Messages

Implications of U.S. Sanctions on Turkey’s Halkbank

The potential sanctions or fines on Halkbank may spell financial and economic troubles for Turkey, which may be expanded over time.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Early Ambitions

Is Ebrahim Raisi Being Groomed for the Next Parliamentary Elections?

One of the most important challenges facing the conservatives is to elect a new leader or figure that will be a symbol of the movement.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Counter-attacks

Why does Ahmadinejad’s team criticize Rouhani's Government?

Political struggles between the government of President Rouhani and the opposing parties, especially Ahmadinejad, have flared up.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Successive Waves

Why did the #IranProtests Erupt Again?

After the relative calm in various Iranian provinces and cities, protests have erupted again in Shiraz, Najafabad, and BandarAbbas.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Limited Movement

How Can Iran’s Government Address Public Budget Issues?

Details of the Iranian budget for the next year was among the major causes behind the recent nationwide protests that erupted last Dec.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Pressing Issue

The Motives Behind Khamenei's Call for Combating Corruption

Although Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently called for combating corruption, Tehran is unlikely to adopt serious measures.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies