Covering topics ranging from security and politics to business and society, IranSource draws on written analysis and multimedia content to inform a broader public conversation about Iran from an array of angles and perspectives.
It aims to identify the challenges, opportunities, and policy conundrums facing the US-Iran relationship and present a range of options to address them.
Editor: Holly Dagres
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IranSource Jan 11, 2022
Who’s on Iran’s current nuclear negotiating team? Some have controversial pasts.
As nuclear talks in Vienna continue their halting progress, a look at the backgrounds of the key members of the Iranian negotiating team may help explain why it has been so difficult to revive the 2015 JCPOA.
IranSource Dec 20, 2021
I once headed the Iran branch of Israel’s military intelligence research. Here’s why Israel can’t take out Iran’s nuclear program.
By Danny Citrinowicz
Besides the operational challenges in executing such a military attack, especially given Iranian forces’ buildup of surface-to-air units, there are other more strategic challenges facing Israel.
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Iran in the year 1400
IranSource Mar 9, 2021
Middle class Iranians sought to remake their nation. Here’s how they were betrayed.
By Borzou Daragahi
There are broad continuities in the themes that have shaped Iran’s politics and society over the last century. The influence of Iran’s middle classes, who have at times aligned themselves with or steadfastly opposed those in power, has waxed and waned.
IranSource Mar 9, 2021
As Iran enters a new century, many old challenges remain
By Nadereh Chamlou
At the dawn of their new century, Iranians still aspire for an accountable and effective government, social inclusion and economic security, and a productive and respectful collaboration with foreign powers.
IranSource Mar 8, 2021
Reza Shah: Development without democracy
By Shaul Bakhash
Reza Shah, a middle-ranking officer in Iran’s Cossack Brigade, seized power in 1921 and, for the next twenty years, dominated and transformed Iran as commander of the army, prime minister, and finally king.