The Role of Iran’s Military in Syria

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by LobeLog’s correspondent in Tehran Even though the number of Iranian casualties in Syria has been increasing lately, the Iranian government insists that the country’s role there is purely advisory and it is not sponsoring any military presence. Hossein Amir-Abdolahian,… Continue Reading  

Will Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Undermine the Nuclear Deal?

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by Mahmoud Pargoo Iran revealed one of its missile inventories 500 meters underground on October 16, only a few days after it tested a new medium-range ballistic missile. The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, condemned the test, describing… Continue Reading  

Saudi Intel Chief Prince Bandar Is Out, But Is He Really Out?

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by Thomas W. Lippman It might be a mistake to jump to conclusions about the removal of Prince Bandar bin Sultan from his post as chief of Saudi Arabian intelligence. When it comes to senior jobs held by the royals,… Continue Reading  

Reading Ukraine in Tehran and Tel Aviv

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by Marsha B. Cohen Israeli academics have recently provided a case study of how Israel and Iran may say and do much the same thing, but Iran alone will be criticized for it. In their latest Iran Pulse piece, headlined “Iran and… Continue Reading  

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News In the wake of a renewed diplomatic push on the Iranian nuclear front, shared interests in Iran’s backyard could pave the way for Washington and Tehran to work toward overcoming decades of hostility. “I… Continue Reading