Imran Khan Resumes Pakistan’s Old Habits

Imran Khan (Awais khan via Shutterstock)

by Shireen T. Hunter     Two terrorist attacks occurred almost simultaneously, on February 12 and February 14, in Indian-administered Kashmir and in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. The target of both attacks were military and paramilitary personnel. Jaish Muhammad claimed… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Punishment Has Far Exceeded Its Crimes

Mike Pompeo arrives at the Warsaw meeting, alongside Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz (State Department via Flickr)

by Shireen Hunter     The  U.S.-sponsored conference in Warsaw, which just concluded in Warsaw, was ostensibly about peace and stability in the Middle East. But it was really just an opportunity to gang up on Iran. Before attending the meeting,… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Revolutionaries Fighting Same Battles after 40 Years

Celebration of the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 2008 (serkan senturk via Shutterstock)

by Shireen T. Hunter The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist leaders are celebrating the fortieth anniversary of what has come to be known as the Islamic Revolution. They have indeed some cause to celebrate. After years of internal… Continue Reading  

Don’t Rule Out the Possibility of War with Iran

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by Shireen T. Hunter      According to press reports, Iran has all but despaired of the European Union’s ability—or, perhaps more accurately, willingness—to work out a system of financial transactions that could facilitate Tehran’s trade with Europe. Not only that,… Continue Reading  

Why Iran Is Not the Winner in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

by Shireen T. Hunter After Donald Trump declared that he was pulling U.S. forces out of Syria, nearly all commentators declared that Iran would be one of the major beneficiaries–if not the major beneficiary–of the move. This is not surprising,… Continue Reading