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Iranian naval activity shines light on Caspian Sea rivalries
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

James M. Dorsey
Iranian naval activity in the Gulf and Turkish maritime expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean have hogged the limelight, but Russian and Gulf policymakers are also watching with Argus eyes moves by the Islamic Republic in the Caspian Sea.

Real and imagined problems of the Middle Eastern arms trade
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Paul R. Pillar
The methods and motivations behind the U.S. arms sales in the Middle East are not the stuff of sound regional policy.

The Persian rug weaver strikes in the US’s backyard through Venezuela
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Elijah J. Magnier
Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged “Fortune”, followed by “Forest”, entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US’s threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message.

Two years after US withdrawal from the Iran deal, where are we now?
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jalil Bayat
Two years have passed since the unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran. Today, evidence suggests this has resulted in increased tensions and mistrust between the two countries and weakened diplomacy and multilateralism in the international system.

U.S. and Iran Need a Coronavirus Peace Plan
Monday, May 18, 2020

Dianne Feinstein
While Americans are rightly focused on handling the coronavirus at home, the government must also remain vigilant to threats around the world. Yet the Donald Trump administration’s approach to Iran, in particular, increasingly lacks any clear policy or overarching strategy.

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Monday, May 11, 2020

Gareth Porter
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli fabrication designed to trigger US military conflict with Iran.

First the Muslim ban, now Coronavirus - Iranian families separated by one Trump order after another
Friday, May 8, 2020


Felipe De La Hoz
With new immigration restrictions just announced by Donald Trump in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the family now find themselves facing ever-mounting hurdles to their simple goal of being all together again.

The US Takes a Small, Insufficient Step to Help Iran Control Its COVID Outbreak
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Shervin Ghaffari
A leaked USAF intelligence report highlights growing concern about the impact of sanctions amid the global pandemic.

Coronavirus makes clear that Biden should overhaul the hardline approach Trump and some Democrats take on Iran
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Yasmine Taeb and Sina Toossi
President Donald Trump has ramped up pressure on and tensions with Iran throughout his time in office.As Democrats rally around presumptive presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, they should break with the misguided policy pushed by Trump and by some Democrats that harms Iranians and US interests.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Vira Ameli
In viewing the covid-19 pandemic through the prism of international power politics, Western governments, political observers and media pundits have not only failed to comprehend the facts on the ground; they have missed opportunities to learn from Iran’s experience.