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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Why mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran keeps failing

Mediating between Saudi Arabia and Iran means changing the balance of power in a way that pleases both countries.

IranSource by Banafsheh Keynoush

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Oman’s new sultan and US-Iran tensions

In the region today there are incredibly turbulent waters which will further test Muscat’s ability to strike a delicate balance in its foreign policy of non-alignment.

IranSource by Giorgio Cafiero

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Perennial repression, mourning, and despair consume Iran

With no hint of reform on the horizon, demonstrations, counter-demonstraions, and repression will remain a component of an unstable Islamic Republic of Iran.

IranSource by Masoud Mostajabi

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

To help the Iranian people, reverse tech sanctions ASAP

US sanctions were a gift to the Iranian government. As a result of the sanctions, the Iranian government was able to build its national intranet despite massive public disapproval.

IranSource by Azin Mohajerin

Iran Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Dispatch from Tehran: Iranians protest after dishonest response to downed passenger plane

Angry Iranians continue to demand accountability after authorities admitted to mistakenly downing a passenger airplane in Tehran.

IranSource by Anonymous

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

US-Iran relations: A cloudy 2020 forecast

In the age of Twitter diplomacy, a breakthrough from the vicious cycle of US-Iran hostility would require statesmen in both capitals with the vision to break the stalemate and the courage to resist attacks.

IranSource by Sina Azodi

Iran Middle East

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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Why mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran keeps failing

Mediating between Saudi Arabia and Iran means changing the balance of power in a way that pleases both countries.

IranSource by Banafsheh Keynoush

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Oman’s new sultan and US-Iran tensions

In the region today there are incredibly turbulent waters which will further test Muscat’s ability to strike a delicate balance in its foreign policy of non-alignment.

IranSource by Giorgio Cafiero

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Perennial repression, mourning, and despair consume Iran

With no hint of reform on the horizon, demonstrations, counter-demonstraions, and repression will remain a component of an unstable Islamic Republic of Iran.

IranSource by Masoud Mostajabi

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

To help the Iranian people, reverse tech sanctions ASAP

US sanctions were a gift to the Iranian government. As a result of the sanctions, the Iranian government was able to build its national intranet despite massive public disapproval.

IranSource by Azin Mohajerin

Iran Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Dispatch from Tehran: Iranians protest after dishonest response to downed passenger plane

Angry Iranians continue to demand accountability after authorities admitted to mistakenly downing a passenger airplane in Tehran.

IranSource by Anonymous

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

US-Iran relations: A cloudy 2020 forecast

In the age of Twitter diplomacy, a breakthrough from the vicious cycle of US-Iran hostility would require statesmen in both capitals with the vision to break the stalemate and the courage to resist attacks.

IranSource by Sina Azodi

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Qasem Soleimani: From meme to martyr

The Quds Force commander was seen by some as the future of Iran’s leadership, in recent years having evolved out of the shadows of spymaster to increasingly in the spotlight as a celebrity officer who took selfies with Shia militias. Now, the seemingly untouchable commander is a martyr—something he always said he dreamed of—and the memes have gone international.

IranSource by Suzanne Kianpour

Conflict Iran

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Both the United States and Iran proved their points. Now they need to de-escalate tensions

After Trump’s press conference, there are some good reasons to be optimistic and believe that both sides will remain restrained. However, on the other hand, in the Middle East restraint is very often seen not as a virtue, but as a sign of weakness which has to be exploited by one’s enemies.

IranSource by Robert Czulda

Conflict Iran

Tue, Jan 7, 2020

Hope for the Iran nuclear deal is not completely lost

Iran’s fifth violation of the JCPOA is serious, but not necessarily a death blow to the nuclear deal. If Tehran acts with restraint and refrains from restarting particularly troublesome nuclear activities, there may be a narrow window for the P4+1 to preserve the deal.

IranSource by Kelsey Davenport

Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Will the Soleimani assassination lead to all-out war between the United States and Iran?

Iran may feel that a limited confrontation with the United States can both maintain its face and, if it is carefully crafted, can lead to the retreat of Trump.

IranSource by Shahir Shahidsaless

Conflict Iran