Demonizing and Dehumanizing Iran

by Shireen Hunter Commenting on the devastating and widespread floods that have engulfed 26 of Iran’s 31 provinces, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo essentially blamed this huge natural disaster on the Iranian government’s mismanagement. He has a valid point. By… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Khuzestan Arabs

by Scheherezade Faramarzi The September gunfire assault on a military parade in the predominantly Arab Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran and the alleged Iranian retaliatory assassination plot in Denmark shed rare light on the plight of Khuzestan’s estimated four million… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Ahvaz Attack Worsens Gulf Tensions

by Joost Hiltermann, Ali Vaez, Elizabeth Dickinson, and Daniel Scheiderman An attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 22, which killed 29 people, dangerously raised tensions in an already volatile Gulf region. Iran accused… Continue Reading  

Ahwaz Attacks: Is Saudi Arabia Taking the War Inside Iran?

by Shireen T. Hunter  Less than a month after Iran’s consulate in Basra was attacked, a group of terrorists claiming to be members of the Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz attacked a military parade in the capital of Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s Achilles Heel

by James M. Dorsey Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far faltering effort to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East. The kingdom, despite Prime Minister Saad… Continue Reading