It’s Time the World Wakes Up to Iran’s Threat

June 21, 2019

Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are an effort to signal to the rest of the world that no one is beyond Iran’s reach. There is a tendency in Western policymaking circles to view the consequences of Iran’s actions as being confined to the Middle East. Recent attacks on oil...

Iran Has Learned How to Play Trump

June 19, 2019

Iran’s attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz were a sacrifice to lure Washington into a draw. Iran’s botched operation in the Strait of Hormuz, in which the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy nearly got caught in the act of mining two tankers, brought the world to the brink...

Iran’s Defiance of International Pressure Should Not Be Taken Seriously

April 29, 2019

Tehran’s defiant attitude is part of a desperate strategy to compel the international community to stand down. The Islamic Republic of Iran has maintained a defiant tone in the face of the “maximum pressure” campaign pursued by Donald Trump’s White House. The campaign reached new heights...

Tehran Tries to Blame the West for Nationwide Flooding

April 09, 2019

The IRGC is exploiting the recent floods in Iran to tighten its grip while suppressing any dissent that might emerge out of the current situation. Over the past two weeks, nearly every province in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been devastated by flooding. Official reports have acknowledged...