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Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Booming stock market in Iran is a national security project

Iranian official’s statements mask the reality that the rial’s loss of value is a trend and has not been caused by a single incident.

IranSource by Shahir Shahidsaless

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Why did Iran back Mustafa al-Kadhimi as Iraqi prime minister?

A key reason for this is that the American-installed political structure in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has never really been successful in terms of fulfilling the main responsibilities of a state: providing security and basic necessities of life to the Iraqi people.

IranSource by Hassan Ahmadian

Iran Iraq

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

What are the alternatives to the Iran nuclear deal?

As Iran’s adherence to the JCPOA declines, and the prospects for Tehran to negotiate a revised JCPOA appear remote, the United States and its regional partners—particularly Israel—might be considering alternatives to mitigate the potential nuclear threat from Iran.

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The defenestration of Bucharest: How Europe can help Iranian survivors of rights abuses

It is now time for Europe to renew its commitment to prosecuting international crimes, especially as Iranian survivors increasingly become European citizens and residents.

IranSource by Gissou Nia and Amanda Ghahremani

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The forest fires in Iran that won’t stop burning

Iran has been ravaged by hundreds of brush and wildfires spreading across thousands of acres since May 22.

IranSource by Tahereh Hadian-Jazy

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

No, Iran isn’t going to be a Chinese client state

The characterization is not unique to Iran’s case.

IranSource by Brendon Hong

China Iran

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Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Are the US and Iran talking behind the scenes?

If there is an ongoing US-Iran backchannel, it may be similar to the one Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama conducted via Oman late in the term of former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

IranSource by Sina Toossi

Iran Middle East

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates Iran’s child abuse problem

Lack of healthy communication and parenting skills, coupled with a sense of unknowing and fear during the pandemic, have increased stress and tensions at home.

IranSource by Khosro Kalbasi

Iran Middle East

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

It doesn’t matter who wins in November, Iran will not renegotiate the JCPOA

Whatever the outcome of the US presidential elections, there is broad consensus within the Iranian government that Tehran will not renegotiate the terms of the JCPOA because it believes that the nuclear program file was closed after it signed the agreement.

IranSource by Saheb Sadeghi

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

When it comes to Iran, not everything that goes boom in the night is sabotage

Even though it is tempting to attribute these current events to foreign sabotage, it is important not to assume that all of these incidents have the same cause.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The tale of an Iranian foreign minister’s rise and fall from grace

Mohammad Javad Zarif's fall from grace cannot be considered apart from the Rouhani administration’s and the larger moderate camp’s loss of credibility in the eyes of many Iranians.

IranSource by Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Amin Naeni

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Iran’s air attack tools have limited utility against adversaries

From Tehran’s point of view, a strong emphasis on air attack tools is understandable and reasonable. However, it is important not to overestimate the impact these means can deliver.

IranSource by Robert Czulda

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Booming stock market in Iran is a national security project

Iranian official's statements mask the reality that the rial’s loss of value is a trend and has not been caused by a single incident.

IranSource by Shahir Shahidsaless

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Why did Iran back Mustafa al-Kadhimi as Iraqi prime minister?

A key reason for this is that the American-installed political structure in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has never really been successful in terms of fulfilling the main responsibilities of a state: providing security and basic necessities of life to the Iraqi people.

IranSource by Hassan Ahmadian

Iran Iraq

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

What are the alternatives to the Iran nuclear deal?

As Iran’s adherence to the JCPOA declines, and the prospects for Tehran to negotiate a revised JCPOA appear remote, the United States and its regional partners—particularly Israel—might be considering alternatives to mitigate the potential nuclear threat from Iran.

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The defenestration of Bucharest: How Europe can help Iranian survivors of rights abuses

It is now time for Europe to renew its commitment to prosecuting international crimes, especially as Iranian survivors increasingly become European citizens and residents.

IranSource by Gissou Nia and Amanda Ghahremani

Iran Middle East