Tehran

Continued Dominance

Conservative's control of Assembly of Experts

The landslide victory of the head of the Guardian Council, Ahmad Jannati, carries three significant implications.

Why Iran is boosting relations with Asian powers

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Why do March 8 parties want Lebanon to join the Iranian-Syrian axis?

March 8 parties – particularly Hezbollah – in support of the Iranian axis have sought rapprochement with Bashar al-Assad’s regime and t

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Is a “Convergence of Necessity” behind Iranian Chief of Staff’s Visit to Turkey?

Turkey and Iran appear to be bent on upgrading political and security coordination over regional developments of common and special int

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Why Is Hamas Seeking Stronger Relations with Iran?

The Islamic Resistance Movement (more commonly known as Hamas) has recently intensified its efforts to enhance its relations with Iran.

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Deferred Confrontation: How is Israel Dealing with Iranian Presence in Syria?

The Israeli army’s biggest military exercise in 19 years, which began on September 5, aims to send direct message to Iran.

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Can Regional Crises be Separated from the Nuclear Deal?

Policies adopted by Iran after the deal have instead produced counter-productive results that escalated tensions in the Middle East.

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Can Iran’s Conservatives Decrease Rouhani’s Options for the Nuclear Deal?

Rouhani's government no longer excludes the possibility that the Trump Administration would take steps impacting the nuclear deal.

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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.

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What are the Goals of Turkey’s Military Intervention in Syria?

Turkey seeks to prevent the Kurds from establishing “a new Kobani”, according to statements delivered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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After Trump's Speech: Potential Trajectories of the Struggle between Washington and Tehran

US President Trump launched a strong attack on Iran in an October 13, 2017 speech indicating a new phase between Washington and Tehran.

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How is Escalation with Washington Impacting Iran’s Reformists?

The current situation appears to be pushing the Iranian regime to take more repressive measures against political opposition

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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.

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Overlapping Calculations and Crises Facing Iran’s Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad is under pressure from his political rivals, and the conservative fundamentalists in particular.

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Afghanization of Yemen:

How Iran Deals with Former President Saleh’s Death

Unlike its behavior in other regional crises, Iran made no immediate reactions regarding the armed clashes in Yemen in early December.

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