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On June 18, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched missiles into Syria in retaliation for a terrorist attack on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s tomb...
Iran

On June 18, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched missiles at Syrian opposition bases. While Iranian officials previously said that their missiles could strike with...

Earlier this week, I highlighted linguist Steven Ditto’s monograph detailing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s past record. While many supporters of rapprochement with Iran argue that...
tehran stock exchange

For Iranian leadership, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was more about easing pressure on Iran’s economy and less about foreswearing an illegal nuclear...
rouhani

There’s a pattern in American analysis of and diplomacy toward Iran in which analysts project their own wishes and desires upon so-called reformers. Take former President...
iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran may not be a democracy, but Iran’s leadership does take voter turnout seriously. The Supreme Leader regularly beseeches Iranians to...
rouhani

One of the conceits behind President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s endless series of concessions to Iran during the course of negotiating...
Ebrahim Raisi

Last month, I wrote about the tendency for Western officials, journalists, and even analysts to lose sight of the forest for the trees when it...
Iran

Regardless of how the Obama administration described their nuclear deal with Iran, it increasingly looks like history will judge the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
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Every four years, it’s déjà vu all over again. Pundits, the press, and Iran-watchers indulge in horserace analysis of the Iranian presidential race. Will incumbent...
Qassem Soleimani

The Qods Force is the elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps charged with exporting Iran’s revolution. In practical terms, this means terror sponsorship...
Iran

A month ago, news broke that Iran planned to purchase 950 tons of yellowcake from Kazakhstan. Here’s Radio Free Europe, for example: Iran says it has...