The death of Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the original pillars of the 1979 Revolution, could have broad effects on Iran’s reformist movement.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ascend to the supreme leadership of Iran and spent the next three decades trying, unsuccessfully, to wrestle power back from the man he enthroned.
At the beginning of 2017, the future of the JCPOA is on the line. Questions loom about whether this year and beyond the six governments that negotiated it will remain united about what they believe Iran needs to do to comply.
India’s security relations with Gulf States are changing, but New Delhi needs to develop a strategic and political calculation toward its interests in the region.
Following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, it falls to the Europeans to defend the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
President-elect Donald Trump may find it difficult to translate his campaign talking points on the Middle East into concrete policies.
While Iran’s foreign policy writ large exists mostly beyond the confines of confessionalism, this much is clear: as Iran’s neighborhood has become more sectarian, so has its behavior.
Iran has some of the world’s largest oil and gas fields and its oil sector is, once again, occupying centre stage in the global media
Enforcing compliance of nuclear rules works when the non-compliant actor changes its objectives and/or military force is viable. In other cases, bargaining is necessary. This makes justice, not compliance, the framework, which has implications.
Trump's proposed heavy handed foreign policy could lead to a rise in radicalization globally.