Wed, Sep 30, 2020

US policies fail to undermine Tehran’s goal of reordering the regional power structure

Iran’s overarching goal is to fundamentally reorder the prevailing power structure in the region and achieve absolute security in doing so. To achieve this goal, Iran uses its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force (IRGC-QF) to establish and then nurture pro-Iranian armed factions, turning them into political movements that can influence policy outcomes in […]

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Iran Middle East

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

If Trump wins, he needs a new approach to Iran

If US President Donald Trump wins re-election, he will have an opportunity to review his failed approach toward Iran.

Elections 2020 by Barbara Slavin

Elections Iran

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

After snapback sanctions on Iran: A European perspective

As seen from Europe, which has its own continuing embargo on arms transfers to Iran through 2023, the Trump administration will likely not insist on imposing its "parallel reality" on reluctant allies.

IranSource by Michel Duclos

Iran Middle East

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

How the Iranian air force turned the tide of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980

In the case of the Iranian armed forces, one must speak of months of prosecution, summary executions, and an almost complete breakdown of the chain of command following the 1979 revolution. Yet, despite all odds, the Artesh chose to fight bravely when the Iraqi army invaded Iran on September 20, 1980.

IranSource by Ali Dadpay and Sina Azodi

Iran Iraq

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Parviz Fattah: The new Ahmadinejad that may be running for president

Despite his constant denials, it is reasonable to believe Parviz Fattah is planning a presidential run.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

#Don’tExecute: A semi-successful campaign against capital punishment in Iran

For the third time in less than two months, Iranians took to Twitter in late August to express their outrage over another death sentence handed out to a protester.

IranSource by Rebecca Stryer

Human Rights Iran

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Iran’s expansion of uranium stockpile is troubling but manageable

Iran’s output of enriched uranium has remained fairly steady over the course of 2020, demonstrating that Tehran is not accelerating production.

IranSource by Kelsey Davenport

Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Why Nasrin Sotoudeh is on hunger strike to protest Iran’s dire prison conditions

The prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been on a hunger strike in Evin prison for almost a month in order to demand the release of the country’s scores of political prisoners.

IranSource by Tara Sepehri Far

Human Rights Iran

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Iran’s reformists don’t have a strategy yet—let alone a candidate

There is a growing number of voices among the reformist faction indicating confusion and distress less than a year before the June 2021 presidential election.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Iran Middle East

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Why is Iran concerned about the peace agreement between the UAE and Israel?

Despite the media frenzy over the recent agreement between Israel and UAE, the agreement is unlikely to bring about a fundamental transformation in Arab-Israeli conflict, as long as the fate of the two-state solution remains murky.

IranSource by Sina Azodi

Iran Politics & Diplomacy