Why Iran Is Not a Mideast Hegemon

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by Adnan Tabatabai For many observers, Iran emerged as the major winner of Middle East developments in 2017. They saw a “new superpower” in the region now securing military victories “outside its own borders.” Although the dynamic in places like… Continue Reading  

Poll: Pessimism on the Rise Among Iranians

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by Derek Davison New findings from an IranPoll/University of Maryland survey, conducted after the protests that struck several Iranian cities last month, find that the Iranian people are increasingly pessimistic about the state of Iran’s economy and its relationship with… Continue Reading  

Urgently Needed: A New Security Framework for the Persian Gulf

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by Javad Heiran-Nia  The implementation of effective security mechanisms in the Persian Gulf region has always been a matter of concern for the Gulf States. The main objective is to have a common goal, and hence, construct techniques to achieve… Continue Reading  

Missile Dialogue Between Iran and the West

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear that his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal—known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—is mainly rooted in Iran’s missile program and regional policies. Meanwhile, the European… Continue Reading  

Europe, Don’t Go All wobbly on the JCPOA!

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by Peter Jenkins It looks as though Britain, France, and Germany have decided to appease President Donald Trump to discourage him from withdrawing the United States from the July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… Continue Reading