Iran Protests: Civil Rights Movement Or Revolution?

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by Reza Marashi Revolution or civil rights movement? That’s the question I’ve been asked repeatedly as the latest round of protests in Iran commenced. But it’s not the first time I’ve tried to explain what even many inside Iran had… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan Wrestles with Rising Iranian Influence

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by Zaur Shiriyev Azerbaijan’s government is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing Iranian manipulation of the country’s Shia Muslim believers.

Spinning the Iranian protests

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by James M. Dorsey In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what they wish for. Not only are the protests unlikely to spark the kind of change either… Continue Reading  

Iran Denies Compromise on Caspian Division

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by Joshua Kucera Iran has denied Russian claims that it has agreed on how to divide up the Caspian Sea, casting doubt on reports that the decades-long dispute over the sea is about to be resolved.

From Asia to the Mideast, Trump Is Isolating the U.S.

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by Donald Kirk President Donald Trump is plunging deeper and deeper into the cold depths of foreign policy issues from the Middle East to Asia.