As cyberspace has emerged as a new frontier for geopolitics, states have become entrepreneurial in their sponsorship, deployment, and exploitation of hackers as proxies to project power.
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.
To understand how Iran uses cyber proxies, it’s important to understand how Tehran thinks about cyber security in the first place.
In an interview, author Andrew Scott Cooper suggests that we are entering a new phase in Iran.
There is very little opportunity for the United States to have a controlled influence inside Iran. The United States should be pursuing its national interests vis-à-vis Iran’s policy in the region and the globe.
Comparing the demonstrations in Iran with the Arab uprisings may mean missing an important point.
When it comes to Iran, Donald Trump’s foreign policy looks like a scene out of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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An economy in tatters, rampant corruption, and rising food prices are prompting ordinary Iranians to take to the streets.
Carnegie’s Jarrett Blanc explains why the U.S. has no clear strategy toward Iran, and worries war may happen by accident.