Iran Unites as Tehran Struck by Middle East’s Proxy Wars

by Ali Vaez The 7 June attacks in Tehran struck at the symbolic heart of Iran’s revolutionary republic. In this Q&A, Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst for Iran, says the outrages show how the region’s proxy wars are now reaching far… Continue Reading  

The Strange Bedfellows of U. S.–Iranian Animosity

by Mansour Farhang A semi-irony of the 37-year-old animosity between Iran and the United States is the repeated convergence of short-term interests between hard-liners in the Iranian theocracy and right-wing political forces in America. The latest example is the dispute over… Continue Reading  

Hardliners: The Real Barrier to Iran’s Economic Revival

by Shireen T. Hunter By now it has become clear that Iran’s expectations of an immediate economic revival following the nuclear deal were unrealistic. Tehran thought that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would restore its severed links to… Continue Reading  

Nation vs. Revolution in Iran

by Shireen Hunter The Implementation of Iran’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has not yet been completed, but critical statements by its detractors in Iran about its ineffectiveness have already began.… Continue Reading