Pompeo, Bolton, and Iran’s “Fake Opposition”

Masih Alinejad meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

by Muhammad Sahimi As Iranian people struggle for democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as preserving the national security and territorial integrity of their country, two main groups have emerged among the opposition… Continue Reading  

Iran at Crossroads on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

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by Farhang Jahanpour On February 11, 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran marks the fortieth anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. In his latest speech at a conference of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), for which he received huge… Continue Reading  

Iran: Words Matter, Truth Heals, and History Shapes the Future

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 by John Bryson Chane    I have had the opportunity to travel to Iran on seven occasions since 2005. Most recently, in November 2016, I went there to participate in a conference with Christian and Muslim religious leaders from around… Continue Reading  

European SPV Offers Lifeline to Iran and the JCPOA

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by Derek Davison Three European nations scrambling to salvage the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) announced on January 29 the formation of a new “special purpose vehicle” (SPV) to preserve their commercial ties with… Continue Reading  

Kuwait and the China-U.S. Geopolitical Rivalry

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by Theodore Karasik and Tristan Ober Countries worldwide are eyeing Kuwait’s economic diversification agenda, the New Kuwait, as a geopolitical investment opportunity. Most recently, German and Austrian ministers expressed their countries’ interests in being involved more deeply in the Arab… Continue Reading