Tehran

Score-settling:

Does Saeed Mortazavi’s Case Reflect a Power Struggle In Iran?

It can possibly be argued that the escalating political struggle in Iran is likely to continue in the coming period.

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#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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Opportunity or Threat

How is the Iranian Media Covering Turkey’s Intervention in Syria’s Afrin?

Turkey’s military intervention in Afrin, Syria, has triggered hot debate between experts and opinion writers of Iranian newspapers.

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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.

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New Stage

Have the Rules of Engagement in the Syrian Conflict Changed?

Russia was able to defuse the latest confrontation, there are numerous indications that the calculus of the allies in Syria is changing

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Gradual Convergence

Significance of Britain’s Draft Resolution Against Iran in the Security Council

The new move taken by Britain, in concert with the U.S. and France, would ramp up international pressures on Iran.

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Fragile Partnership

Iran’s Gains from Strengthening Economic Relations with India

India’s leadership believes that despite geopolitical risks, cementing partnership with Iran is needed to support trade in Central Asia

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Multiple Issues

Is Iran set for Early Presidential Elections?

The 2009 crisis and the 2017 protests continue to impose direct repercussions on interactions among Iranian political powers.

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Multiple Drivers

What’s Behind Iran’s Continued Missile Muscle-Flexing?

Iran continues to be keen to assert that it will not back down from its current policy, despite continued international pressure.

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