Worsening Relations between Iran and Afghanistan?


by Fatemeh Aman According to The New York Times, Iran is sending weapons on helicopters to help the Taliban destabilize Afghanistan. Iran is sabotaging Afghan markets to promote Iranian goods, stealing Afghanistan’s water, attempting to bomb Afghan dams, and even… Continue Reading  

Attacks in Iran: The Enemies of My Enemies


by Fatemeh Aman As Iran fires missiles into Syria as part of its “crushing response” to the perpetrators of the recent unprecedented terrorist attacks in Tehran, these attacks can also have an enormous impact on Iran’s internal politics. They could… Continue Reading  

A Last Chance for Peace for Afghanistan?


by Fatemeh Aman The Taliban is gaining more power, and Afghans are demanding more security from their government. The price of leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban would be enormous, and the stakes are much higher now than the first time… Continue Reading  

Can Rouhani Meet the Expectations of Iran’s Sunnis?


by Fatemeh Aman Sunni religious minorities had a high turnout in Iran’s recent presidential election that led to Hassan Rouhani’s victory. Is there now a better prospect for improving the rights of minorities, or were they only used as a… Continue Reading  

General: Game Changer in Iran-Pakistan Relations?


by Fatemeh Aman Iran and Pakistan have experienced many ups and downs in their relationship dating back to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Despite Iran’s persistent conflict with Pakistan’s closest ally Saudi Arabia and broad economic relationship with Pakistan’s… Continue Reading