IranSourceOct 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.
IranSourceOct 2, 2021
Iran said nuclear talks will continue ‘soon.’ But how ‘soon’ is ‘soon’?
By Nadereh Chamlou
Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian stated that Iran plans to return to the negotiations “soon” after internal assessments of the nuclear file are completed by Raisi’s cabinet, but adding that Iran’s notion of “soon” is different from the West’s “soon.” Two factors may be behind these cryptic comments.
IranSourceSep 23, 2021
With the US out of Afghanistan, Iran jumps on the opportunity of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
By Jonathan Fulton
Even if Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is stalled, the US exit from Afghanistan changes the regional landscape.
IranSourceSep 22, 2021
Iran ‘won’ the war with Iraq but at a heavy price
By Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim
More than four decades after the beginning of a dreadful war that shaped the lives and worldview of a generation, Iraq and Iran seem to have put the past behind them and moved to a new relationship. But the road ahead is not without landmines. The balance of power is too lopsided in Iran’s favor to allow for a healthy alliance and Iran’s continued estrangement from the US makes Baghdad’s balancing act even trickier. The Iranians may be enjoying their triumphant short-term position, but the long-term consequences could be calamitous.
IranSourceSep 21, 2021
Iranian children are being punished based on their parents’ religion and beliefs
By Hamed Farmand
In practice, Iran’s discriminatory law affects almost all aspects of minority children’s lives, such as safety and well-being and access to health and education.