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.
Protests in Iran’s western provinces could disrupt oil production and the finances of the regime.
It is appropriate for U.S. officials to support Iranian demands for the rule of law, transparency, economic opportunity, and personal freedom. But it is important to recognize that they are bystanders in a dynamic process whose outcome will be determined squarely within Iran itself.
Ali Hashem examines the ongoing protests in the Islamic Republic, and what they may mean for Tehran’s regional agenda.
Demonstrations continue across Iran, but there are notable differences from the 2009 protests that rocked the country.
As protests continue across Iran, there are many questions about the strength of the regime, the protesters’ goals, and how regional and international actors will respond.