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 Oct 22, 2021
The Hazara community in Afghanistan is stuck in the middle between Iran and the Taliban
With the Taliban having come to their second iteration of power and the announcement of a newly-formed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks, several stakeholders will see a shift in their relationships, namely Iran and Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority
IranSource Oct 8, 2021
Iranian war games on the border with Azerbaijan were really a message to Israel
By Abbas Qaidari
The high self-confidence of Azerbaijani authorities today, the coldness of Tehran-Yerevan ties due to Iran’s support of Baku during the Nagoro-Karabakh conflict, and the growing influence of Turkey and Israel in the Caucasus have made Iranian officials concerned about the possibility of a limited conflict in the region.
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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.