As a new administration takes office, the prospect of conflict with Iran is more likely than ever.
Following a recent Iranian ballistic missile test, national security adviser Mike Flynn has put Iran “on notice.”
The death of Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the original pillars of the 1979 Revolution, could have broad effects on Iran’s reformist movement.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ascend to the supreme leadership of Iran and spent the next three decades trying, unsuccessfully, to wrestle power back from the man he enthroned.
Iran has some of the world’s largest oil and gas fields and its oil sector is, once again, occupying centre stage in the global media
Trump's proposed heavy handed foreign policy could lead to a rise in radicalization globally.
Carnegie's Karim Sadjadpour argues that the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Middle East is becoming increasingly hard-edged.
Moscow’s relations with Tehran are currently much more cooperative than competitive, although the two countries’ foreign policy goals don’t always align.
The recent Saudi execution of a prominent Shia cleric and the subsequent attack on their embassy in Iran has heightened tensions across the Gulf.
The Iranian nuclear agreement presents an opportunity to take a first step toward creating a new security order in the Gulf, one that could improve relations between Iran and the Gulf Arab states and facilitate a lessening of the U.S. military commitment.