• 2022-11-19

    Instead of attracting tourists, boosting the economy, and rallying Iranians around the flag, this year’s tournament could turn into a Pyrrhic victory for the regime given its dire political situation at home.

  • 2022-11-16

    The cooperation documents were signed in the petrochemical, energy, agriculture, science, and technology fields

  • 2022-11-16

    The ability of a state to dictate how a woman appears in public is all about communicating to the citizens the strength of the state, Steven Sahiounie writes.

  • 2022-11-15

    Southeast Asia is right at the center of international relations for a whole week viz a viz three consecutive summits: Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Phnom Penh, the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Bali, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok.

  • 2022-11-08

    On 8 November, the Director General of the National Iranian Oil Company, Mohsen Khajeste Mehr, revealed that Iran produces over 3.8 million barrels per day (bpd), and is expected to reach 4 million bpd by the end of the Iranian new year. Mehr highlighted that the conditions for oil exports have improved, stressing that Tehran has discovered several new clients and seeks to pursue new “traditional” customers.

  • 2022-10-28

    Setareh Sadeghi, an Esfahan, Iran-based scholar and teacher, provides Max Blumenthal with a complex view of Iran’s protests against the country’s morality police and the death of Mahsa Amini never heard in US mainstream media. A full transcript of Sadeghi’s conversation with Blumenthal is below.

  • 2022-10-22

    Now, Russia, Qatar and Iran together account for more than half of the world’s entire proven gas reserves. Time is approaching for them to intensify cooperation and coordination on the pattern of the OPEC Plus. All three countries are represented in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).  

  • 2022-09-30

    Young people in Iran have led mass protests after the death of a woman in police custody. The West should stand in solidarity with the protesters while keeping the diplomatic route open to constrain Iran’s nuclear programme.

  • 2022-09-26

    The Samarkand summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) brought together representatives of 15 countries – not only members of the organization, but also observers and future members who are interested in its activities. The SCO now encompasses half the world’s population and its GDP corresponds to a quarter of the world’s, transforming this powerful international organization into a genuine alternative to the Western world. “The current polarization of the world with American diktat is presented with the possibility of an alternative, which is the SCO. The organization is very quickly reconfiguring the world, and the Arab world, for example, is almost fully represented in it,” the Times of India notes. Perfectly aware that the SCO is not only an outright challenge to Western diktat, but also represents a practical embodiment of the idea of the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world, more and more countries seek to join this authoritative organization and thereby reject the ideas and policies of the old outmoded world.

  • 2022-09-25

    The unfortunate death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, in police custody in the capital Tehran last week sparked angry protests inside and outside the country, to the point that the incident, which is still under investigation, has caught the imagination of people and media worldwide.