It’s Time for an Iran-U.S. Military De-Confliction Line

by Kayhan Barzegar and Abdolrasol Divsallar Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has explicitly denounced the intention of war with United States. U.S President Donald Trump also says he “doesn’t want to go to war.” Open conflict therefore seems not… Continue Reading  

Iran Seizure of UK Tanker Right Move to Show Off Regional Leverage

by Kayhan Barzegar The seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker by naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is indicative of Iran’s steely resolve to take reciprocal action and tackle the hostile moves by those involved in the… 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  

Kayhan Barzegar: before progress in nuclear talks, “balance” of expectations must be reached

In an interview posted on Iran Review, Kayhan Barzegar, the Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies at Tehran’s Islamic Azad University, argues that until mutual agreement is reached on the issues of strangulating U.S.-led sanctions and Iran’s insistence to… Continue Reading