Iraq’s parliamentary elections show a shift in the balance of power in favor of Moqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki.
Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.
In an interview, Fatemeh Aman discusses how ongoing developments in Afghanistan might affect neighboring Iran.
Iran’s hardline leaders seek to use recent elections in the country to Islamize society at all levels.
Karim Sadjadpour analyzes the implications of the Iranian presidential election held on June 18.
In an interview, Ali Afshari argues the Biden administration’s haste to reach a nuclear deal with Iran may lead to failure.
The political culture of the post-revolutionary period shows striking continuities with the prerevolutionary era.
In an interview, Karim Sadjadpour outlines what a realistic U.S. policy toward Iran should look like.
In an interview, Ray Takeyh discusses his recent book on the reign of the late Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East is a major policy challenge for President Joe Biden, who is eager to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.