• 2022-11-11

    The recent developments ranging from the ongoing Vienna talks on the Iran Nuclear Deal and the changing regional views regarding its revival to the emergence of the Abraham Accord and Israeli attempts to shift the regional balance of power to its favour – at the time of US retrenchment and aging rivalries between regional powers – have altogether created new dynamics that are rapidly shaping a new regional security architecture in the Middle East. This paper aims to shed light on those repercussions with a particular focus on Iranian foreign policy and regional deterrence strategy amid this emerging security environment.

  • 2022-11-11

    Iran, Israel, and the Shia Axis in 2023: A Year of Conflict?

    By The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University

  • 2022-11-10

    Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, slammed Germany and the EU on 10 November for what he referred to as “provocative positions” against the Islamic Republic, after his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, called for fresh sanctions to be imposed on Iran.

  • 2022-11-10

    The meeting this week between two Eurasian security bosses is a further step toward dusting away the west's oversized Asian footprint.

  • 2022-11-10

    Iran International, a UK-based media outlet spreading misinformation about the situation in Iran, has received heavy funding from the kingdom. Iran’s Intelligence Minister, Esmail Khatib, was quoted by Iranian media as saying on 9 November, in a message directed at Saudi Arabia, that it is running out of patience and will no longer tolerate intervention, hostility, and incitement.

  • 2022-11-08

    Former US national security advisor Bolton says subversive groups in Iran, which he characterized as the opposition, are arming with weapons seized from Basij forces and imported from Iraq's Kurdistan. In an interview with London-based BBC Persian TV channel, Bolton, who spearheaded former US president Donald Trump’s anti-Iran policies for years, expressed hope that the ongoing protests in Iran, sparked by the death of a young woman in police custody, would lead to "regime change."

  • 2022-11-04

    Speaking at a rally on 4 November to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took aim at comments made by his US counterpart, Joe Biden, who on Thursday vowed to “free Iran.”

  • 2022-11-04

    Despite Azerbaijan being a Shia Muslim majority country, the current government under President Ilham Aliyev regularly and aggressively enforces secularism on the population. Such measures have led to Azerbaijanis being prevented from studying in foreign Shia seminaries (hawza), women discouraged and forbidden from Islamic veiling, and annual Ashura commemorations often restricted, and in some cases, banned altogether.

  • 2022-11-03

    Afghanistan, Iraq, maybe Libya. If you asked the average American where the United States has been at war in the past two decades, you would likely get this short list. But this list is wrong — off by at least 17 countries in which the United States has engaged in armed conflict through ground forces, proxy forces, or air strikes.

  • 2022-11-03

    Iraqi Kurdistan is gripped by turbulence as it comes under mounting aggression from Iran and Turkey, and as Baghdad seeks to wrest full control of its oil and gas industry. Rampant corruption and a lack of economic opportunity are prompting a rising number of young Iraqi Kurds to flee the country. As if things were not bad enough, the two largest political parties — the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that was founded by Iraq’s first post-war president, the late Jalal Talabani — are quarreling again over power and money, prompting worries of a resurgence of the civil conflict that convulsed the region in the mid-1990s.

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