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    On Saudi Arabia and Iran: tread lightly

    October 14, 2016 by Mehdi Khalaji However hard it seems for Iran to fight against the United States’ “soft war,” nothing appears easier and less costly than mobilizing Iranians worldwide…

    Your Boycott Won’t Help Iranian Women

    October 14, 2016 by Azadeh Moaveni When the World Chess Federation designated Iran host of the 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship games, Mitra Hejazipour was thrilled. She is a women’s…

    Iran – Rich & submissive or poor & pure?

    October 14, 2016 by Amir Taheri By normal standards the Iranian economy, if not surging ahead in full sail, should at least be on an even keel. And, yet, according…

    Collapse over Iran’s missiles

    October 14, 2016 by Lawrence J. Haas The revelation of recent days that, back in January, President Obama agreed that the United Nations should lift its sanctions against two Iranian…

    Is Iran’s recent muscle flexing more than usual show of force?

    October 14, 2016 by  Farzin Nadimi Every year at the end of summer, the Islamic Republic highlights the sacrifices and (often questionable) choices it made during the protracted conflict with…

    Resolving the Karabakh Conflict

    Resolving the Karabakh Conflict

    April 15, 2016 by Shireen T. Hunter The problem with frozen conflicts is that they are never actually frozen. They are put in cold storage for a while, and whenever conditions…

    Tehran Warns Moscow on Change Of Course in Syria

    Tehran Warns Moscow on Change Of Course in Syria

    April 15, 2016 By Amir Taheri As the United Nations prepares to host another round of “peace talks” in Syria, signs are emerging of a split between Tehran and Moscow…

    Iran’s Missile-happy Moderates

    April 15, 2016 By J. Matthew McInnis Tehran’s long-range ballistic missile launch last month and reported attempts to soon launch a satellite with its new Simorgh missile—triggered new unilateral sanctions…

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