IranInsight|Showcasing a Multifaceted Iran

During the Iran-Iraq war, Saddam Hussein’s missiles and bombs lit up the skies over Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, and various frontier towns. It was a blitzkrieg of a campaign, initiated by Baghdad with the intent of inflicting mass civilian casualties.

Read More

Iran’s involvement in Syria's civil war is the Islamic Republic’s first overt foreign policy intervention in the Middle East and its most enduring.

Read More

Every few weeks comes a new report that speedboats manned by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Navy have come dangerously close to US Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Read More

The decision by a federal judge in Hawaii to block the Trump administration’s second attempt at banning travel to the United States by citizens of a half dozen Muslim-majority nations is another victory for tolerance, democracy and national security.

Read More

On the roller coaster of ties between the United States and Iran, President Trump’s apparent extreme hawkishness towards Tehran is one more loop in which the world has turned upside down.

Read More

Iran is set to hold its next presidential elections on May 19, when President Hassan Rouhani, who is being supported by pragmatists and reformists, will be running for a second term. HisOsulgarayan (Principalist) opponents have been working on plans to defeat him. They have two potential strategies but given current circumstances, it is likely that Rouhani will secure a second term with no major hurdles.

Read More

Hard feelings between Iranian hardliners and film director Asghar Farhadi, who just won his second Oscar for “The Salesman” as the Best Foreign Language movie, date to 2012, when Farhadi’s movie, A Separation,” won him his first Academy Award.  

Read More

The Trump administration’s attempts to isolate Iran politically, especially with respect to the war in Syria, and to intensify military and economic pressure against the Islamic Republic could prove counterproductive for regional stability in the long run.

Read More

Two very different dialogue proposals are on the table for the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, one from a historic enemy, Israel, proposed in conjunction with a crucial partner, the United States. The other is from a historic rival, Iran, which shares the same neighborhood and faith. The choice the Arab countries ultimately make could determine the future peace and prosperity of the region.

Read More

Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds (Jerusalem) Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is among the most popular public figures in Iran, where supporters see him as a selfless national hero who has been fighting Iran’s enemies.

Read More