Opinions

Political Analyst
Iran

 

Recent developments of the last few weeks show that the Islamic regime in Iran has abandoned what Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, called the “strategic patience” and pursued escalation of tensions with the US and its neighbors. Even looking at the very recent incidents, the sheer...

Sociologist
Iran

 

 

Following explosions on oil tankers near the port of Fujairah on May 19 and two more explosions close to the Gulf of Oman on June 13, it is now clear that the Tanker War has started and will probably continue. The regime’s propaganda apparatus publishes news based on...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar
Senior Energy Security Analyst
Iran

The governing principle in the global oil market is supply and demand. As long as there is a balance between the two in the market, the prices do not change much. Prices begin to behave differently when there is unrest in a country or region producing oil if there is a conflict between two oil...

Political Analyst
World
Iran

 

The abridged version of the quarterly report by the U.N. atomic watchdog (IAEA), which was published on May 31st, indicates the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken steps that could violate the Iran deal; this could refer the issue to the UN Security Council once again.

Security...

Sociologist
Iran

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of mediating diplomatic envoys from Iraq, Oman, and Germany heading to Iran following the surge in tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America. Japan also expressed interest to play the role. But one may ask...

Afghanistan
World

The emergence of social phenomena, such as the Taliban movement, comes from multiple economic, social and cultural reasons. None has emerged out of the thin air and they could be traced back within a historical context which gave rise to the surge of such ideology. 

On the other side, it...

Journalist
Iran

 

Freedom of press and freedom of speech are among the most important pillars of any democracy. They help expose and amend politicians’ errors. On the contrary, totalitarian regimes are afraid of such forms of freedom as they simultaneously improve public awareness as they increase their...

Political Analyst
Economy
Opinions
Iran

 

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seems to be a uniform and homogeneous group with a designated goal and agenda. However, within its structure and behind its loyal generals’ infiltrating faces, one can find differences in style and also strategies.

For those who do...

Former Diplomat
World
Iran

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has sent a letter to his counterparts all around the world in his second initiative in less than ten days, and iterated that the United States' decision to add IRGC to the list of terrorist organizations is an unprecedented behavior with dangerous legal and...

Iran International
Iran

Photos are the best illustrators of history. Since the day technology played a role in journalism, many everlasting and powerful photos of important historical incidents have been recorded. Indeed, the photos of the Vietnam War, the burning monk (1963), and the photos of Iran’s Islamic...

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