The Islamic State advance has benefited Iran by diverting attention away from its nuclear program. The Islamic State’s (IS) rapid expansion in northern and western Iraq has greatly influenced the geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa. Due to the group’s barbaric and terrorist activities, all countries in the region have reached the conclusion that IS is a direct threat to their... Continue Reading
Ahad Hadian is an Iranian analyst on international affairs and energy security. He holds a Master’s in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and in Energy Management from the University of Nordland. He has undertaken internships at the United Nations in New York and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Hadian also has experience working on offshore projects in the oil and gas sector in Iran. His areas of interest include Iran’s domestic and foreign affairs; geopolitics of the Middle East and regional security, terrorism and insurgency; political Islam; and energy security and policy.