Distilled to its essence, Tehran’s steadfast support for Assad is not driven by the geopolitical or financial interests of the Iranian nation, nor the religious convictions of the Islamic Republic, but by a visceral hatred for the state of Israel.
Iran boasts that its foreign policy is driven by fighting injustice rather than furthering the state’s economic interests. This may restrain possibilities for reform.
As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.
In an interview, author Andrew Scott Cooper suggests that we are entering a new phase in Iran.
Comparing the demonstrations in Iran with the Arab uprisings may mean missing an important point.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Carnegie’s Jarrett Blanc explains why the U.S. has no clear strategy toward Iran, and worries war may happen by accident.
A discussion of the current state of the protests in Iran, how they affect the United States, and what role Washington can play, if any, in these protests.
The four-decade-long U.S.-Iran cold war has increasingly moved into cyberspace. Tehran has become increasingly adept at conducting cyber espionage and disruptive attacks against opponents at home and abroad.
Incidents involving Iran have been among the most sophisticated, costly, and consequential attacks in the history of the internet.