Iran

The New Thaw: Donald Trump and the Iranian Re...

34532423423Over four decades into the Islamic Revolution, it appears that Iran and its political nemesis, the United States of America are nowhere near a détente, especially now that a tempestuous…

The US and Iran All Ready to Lock Horns Over ...

465435234234With the new US president assuming his post in the White House, the controversy over the US-Iran nuke deal has taken a dramatic turn. The first episode that clearly showed this turn came in the month of November, soon after…

Russia-Iran Relations Reach New Heights

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It is common knowledge that the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran are among the most influential members of the global hydrocarbon market. Cooperation between such giants can be expected to have a considerable…

The New Silk Road Will Make Iran Immune to We...

3423423123123In January 2016 we’ve witnessed a partial withdrawal of sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. It should be noted that the introduction of those was linked…

The Iranian Motives of Donald Trump

45324234234According to a number of politicians, diplomatic officials, and observers, the foreign policy of the new US President Donald Trump will surely introduce new and unexpected changes in many aspects of global politics. For example…

Iran and Sanctions: What is Wrong?

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After the problems with the Iranian nuclear program (INP) had been solved, Iran’s path to liberation from sanctions proved to be long and challenging. After the well-known agreement between the six global powers with Tehran…

India and Iran: Manoeuvres between East and W...

1231231231India and Iran used to share quite a warm relationship based on both countries’ religious and cultural similarities, as well as economic cooperation. Back in the day, Iran was ranked third in terms of the volume of the oil supplies…

Iran Shuns the West-ward Tilt Amid Russo-Turk...

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For past few months, particularly since the finalization of the US-Iran nuke deal, we had been observing increasing West-ward tilt in Iran’s foreign policy. With Iran signing deals worth billions of dollars with a number of…

Defeating ISIL Is Worth Far More Than $400 Mi...

234234234234When I was in Tehran last November, I had the honor and privilege of visiting a graveyard where Iranians who had lost their lives on the battlefield fighting against ISIL were being buried. Though saddened by their loss, the families…

Personal Interview with US-designated Arms De...

54645645645645Amir Ardebili is one of the few people I know who is the protagonist of a whole book and subject of a movie, “Operation Shakespeare.” He’s neither a musician…

Tehran Wants to Become a US Policeman in the ...

34534534535The first steps on the path to Iran’s rapprochement with the United States were made back in 2001, when Washington began preparing the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq under the goofy pretext that Baghdad was in possession of…

Clouds of Uncertainty Continue to Loom Over I...

345345345345345While the very first anniversary of the historic Iran-nuke deal was celebrated only a few days ago, the deal has largely failed to bring Iran-US relations back to normalization due primarily to the financial sanctions that the U.S. has not yet completely lifted…


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