Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood: Frenemies?

by Mahmoud Pargoo Saudi Arabia’s decision to sever ties with Qatar in response to the latter’s claimed support of terrorist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood as well as its relationship with Iran has raised a crucial question. Namely, is… Continue Reading  

Changing Iran: Q&A with Ervand Abrahamian

by Jasmin Ramsey Republican rejection of the Iranian nuclear deal dominated news headlines long before Congress received the 159-page document. Former presidential candidate John McCain—who derided President Obama’s willingness to engage Iran directly without preconditions during the 2008 election—was among… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal and The Post-Ideological Moment

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj For those of us whose job (or hobby) is to understand Iran’s position in the Middle East and in the world, the potential nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 should do more than just change the… Continue Reading  

The Spring’s Winter

by Henry Precht Four years have gone by since the “revolution” in Egypt was achieved and President Hosni Mubarak was brought down. Back then spirits were high and liberals from the region and outsiders knowledgeable about it were convinced that… Continue Reading  

Deciphering Iran’s Strategic Vision

by Sina Toossi With nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers set to resume on January 18 in Geneva, no breakthrough in the talks is in sight. This deadlock begs the questions: what is the logic behind Iranian foreign… Continue Reading