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Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Iranian women fans rejoice at stadium access

A combination of domestic and international pressure resulted in the decision by the Iranian government to finally allow women to attend soccer matches at Iranian stadiums.

IranSource by Tahereh Hadian-Jazy

Iran Middle East

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Don’t expect regime change in Iran

There are half a dozen reasons why the Islamic Republic has been so resilient in the face of extraordinary internal and external pressures.

IranSource by Jack A. Goldstone

Iran

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Hello, world? Tehran has a few things to say

The Islamic Republic does not see the Aramco attacks as costing them a new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the easing of US sanctions because they did not see either of those as a viable possibility.

IranSource by Neda Bolourchi

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Making sense of HOPE: Can Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor succeed?

Since President Hassan Rouhani’s election in 2013, Iran has proposed the establishment of a regional dialogue forum at various international conferences, through articles in numerous platforms, and within official statements.

IranSource by Mehran Haghirian and Luciano Zaccara

Conflict Iran

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Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Iranian women fans rejoice at stadium access

A combination of domestic and international pressure resulted in the decision by the Iranian government to finally allow women to attend soccer matches at Iranian stadiums.

IranSource by Tahereh Hadian-Jazy

Iran Middle East

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Don’t expect regime change in Iran

There are half a dozen reasons why the Islamic Republic has been so resilient in the face of extraordinary internal and external pressures.

IranSource by Jack A. Goldstone

Iran

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Hello, world? Tehran has a few things to say

The Islamic Republic does not see the Aramco attacks as costing them a new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the easing of US sanctions because they did not see either of those as a viable possibility.

IranSource by Neda Bolourchi

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Making sense of HOPE: Can Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor succeed?

Since President Hassan Rouhani’s election in 2013, Iran has proposed the establishment of a regional dialogue forum at various international conferences, through articles in numerous platforms, and within official statements.

IranSource by Mehran Haghirian and Luciano Zaccara

Conflict Iran

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Despite sanctions, China is still doing (some) business with Iran

Since the US pull out from the JCPOA in May 2018, China has continuously declared its intention to uphold the deal and protested Washington’s unilateral actions.

IranSource by Dan Katz

China Iran

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader leaves diplomatic door open

For Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to now publicly support new talks with the US provided it returns to the JCPOA is striking.

IranSource by Sina Toossi

Iran Middle East

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Sanctions supersede overtures between US and Iran at the UN

United Nations General Assembly summits can be an opportunity for ice-breaking encounters between long and bitter adversaries. For the US and Iran this year, however, it was another missed opportunity.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Maritime Security

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

How to build a Gulf coalition to counter-Iranian regime aggression

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and guided missile cruiser Normandy operate in the Arabian Sea conducting maritime security operations (Reuters) American efforts to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf to counter Iranian regime efforts to impede the free flow of shipping through the Strait of Hormuz have proven difficult and time consuming, but […]

IranSource by John Miller

Maritime Security Security & Defense

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

De-escalating the Iran crisis via a 31-year-old UN resolution

The roots of the current crisis in the Persian Gulf go back more than three decades to a devastating war between Iran and Iraq. So does a potential face-saving way to begin to de-escalate that crisis.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Iraq

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

After Aramco attacks, China’s Middle East interests are at stake

The attack on Saudi Arabia could be another factor that leads to a more robust approach to China protecting its Middle East interests.

IranSource by Jonathan Fulton

China Iran