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Thu, May 21, 2020

Iran and the US ‘meet’ again over Afghanistan

Iran has shown a willingness to engage with the US when the time and venue are right.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Afghanistan Iran

Mon, May 18, 2020

Oil price drop brings more economic challenges for Iran

he sharp oil price drop on April 20 was the worst thing that could have happened to Iran’s fragile economy.

IranSource by Ebad Ebadi

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 15, 2020

Afghan migrants: Unwanted in Iran and at home

Tensions between Iran and Afghanistan are rising over the alleged drowning of Afghan migrants in the Harirud River by Iranian border guards in early May.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Afghanistan Iran

Thu, May 14, 2020

Five reasons why US ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran has backfired

Sanctions imposed by the Trump administration have contributed to a disastrous contraction of the Iranian economy, but they have failed to alter Iranian policies for the better; indeed, they have made things much worse.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, May 12, 2020

Iran’s economy and the burden of multiple exchange rates

The importance of the private sector in creating jobs and helping ordinary Iranians survive—in addition to providing communities with required products and services—should not be underestimated.

IranSource by Mohsen Tavakol

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, May 7, 2020

How the coronavirus is cementing Iran’s tilt towards China

Tehran cannot do without China, but Beijing can do without Iran.

IranSource by Ali Dadpay

China Coronavirus

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Thu, May 21, 2020

Iran and the US ‘meet’ again over Afghanistan

Iran has shown a willingness to engage with the US when the time and venue are right.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Afghanistan Iran

Mon, May 18, 2020

Oil price drop brings more economic challenges for Iran

he sharp oil price drop on April 20 was the worst thing that could have happened to Iran’s fragile economy.

IranSource by Ebad Ebadi

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 15, 2020

Afghan migrants: Unwanted in Iran and at home

Tensions between Iran and Afghanistan are rising over the alleged drowning of Afghan migrants in the Harirud River by Iranian border guards in early May.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Afghanistan Iran

Thu, May 14, 2020

Five reasons why US ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran has backfired

Sanctions imposed by the Trump administration have contributed to a disastrous contraction of the Iranian economy, but they have failed to alter Iranian policies for the better; indeed, they have made things much worse.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, May 12, 2020

Iran’s economy and the burden of multiple exchange rates

The importance of the private sector in creating jobs and helping ordinary Iranians survive—in addition to providing communities with required products and services—should not be underestimated.

IranSource by Mohsen Tavakol

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, May 7, 2020

How the coronavirus is cementing Iran’s tilt towards China

Tehran cannot do without China, but Beijing can do without Iran.

IranSource by Ali Dadpay

China Coronavirus

Mon, May 4, 2020

Even a coronavirus pandemic can’t save religion in Iran

41 years after the Islamic Revolution, the public’s confidence in the religious establishment, which is perceived by many Iranians as responsible for their hardships, has eroded.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Coronavirus Iran

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Hezbollah considers the United States, not Israel, its greatest enemy

The Open Letter, Hezbollah's manifesto, reserves its highest level of opprobrium for America, labeling it the main root of evil and declaring the “confrontation with America” as the yardstick for all of Hezbollah’s other activities.

IranSource by David Daoud

Lebanon Middle East

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

US-EU tensions set to escalate over Iran’s coronavirus crisis

On top of strong disagreements with President Donald Trump’s decision to pull Washington out of the 2015 nuclear deal and re-impose stifling sanctions on the Islamic Republic in May 2018, America’s longstanding partners in Europe also oppose the Trump administration ramping up “maximum pressure” on Tehran amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

IranSource by Giorgio Cafiero and Maysam Behravesh

Iran Middle East

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Iran’s satellite launch carries more political weight than military significance

The IRGC’s move should be analyzed more in terms of Tehran’s political posturing instead of as a strategic leap toward developing ICBMs.

IranSource by Sina Azodi

Iran Middle East