Tag: Khamenei

Select period from
to
The Dead Don’t Die: They March to War
Security
The Dead Don’t Die: They March to War
May 17, 2019

If President Trump had ever read Mackinder – and there’s no evidence he did – one might assume that he’s aiming at a new anti-Eurasia integration pivot centered on the Persian Gulf. And energy would be at the heart of the pivot.

Be Careful What You Wish for: A ‘Persian Spring’ Would Be a Disaster
January 21, 2018

After a week of violent demonstrations in several large cities and small towns, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), announced that the “sedition” has been defeated. It will take some time to accurately understand the roots of this violence and how it will impact Tehran’s domestic and foreign policies.

Be Careful What You Wish for: A ‘Persian Spring’ Would Be a Disaster
Editor's Сhoice
Iran and Myths of Revolution
Iran and Myths of Revolution
January 5, 2018

Certainly there are many people in Iran who would like to see the restoration of the socially liberal state that existed under the Shah – and maybe restoration of the monarchy itself. But no one should imagine such a restoration would be particularly democratic.

Iraqi Kurdistan the Fly to Regional Spiders Turkey, Iraq, Iran
October 7, 2017

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan just visited Tehran and met with President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Iraqi Kurdistan the Fly to Regional Spiders Turkey, Iraq, Iran
Editor's Сhoice
Sign up for
the Strategic
Culture Foundation
Newsletter
Iran’s President Rouhani Visited Russia: Another Step to Multipolar World
World
Iran’s President Rouhani Visited Russia: Another Step to Multipolar World
March 29, 2017

The significance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Russia on March 27-28 goes far beyond the bilateral relationship. Iran is one of the main actors in Syria and Iraq. It has an importance place in the geopolitical plans of US President Donald Trump. Its relationship with Russia is an important factor of international politics. The future of the entire Middle East depends to a great extent on what Russia and Iran do and how effectively they coordinate their activities.

Letter from Tehran: Trump ‘the Bazaari’
March 4, 2017

The art of the deal, when practiced for 2500 years, does lead to the palace of wisdom. I had hardly set foot in Tehran when a diplomat broke the news: “Trump? We’re not worried. He’s a bazaari”. It’s a Persian language term meaning he is from the merchants class or, more literally, a worker from the bazaar and its use implies that a political accommodation will eventually be reached.

Letter from Tehran: Trump ‘the Bazaari’
Editor's Сhoice
The Battle Against Corruption in Iran
World
The Battle Against Corruption in Iran
August 21, 2016

Iran is accustomed to eking out an existence under the paralyzing pressure of economic sanctions. Despite many years of discrimination against the Iranian economy by the US and its allies, Iran is nevertheless today one of the most developed countries in Muslim world. Early in 2016 the process of lifting the sanctions against Iran began, but as it turned out, working in the new environment was no easier than it had been with all the restrictions in place. Now the situation is complicated not only by external pressures, but also by internal obstacles…

Khamenei Calls Negotiation with US ‘Lethal Poison’
August 3, 2016

Six months into the implementation of the comprehensive deal between Iran and six world powers that curtailed the country’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on Iran's nuclear program, has criticized the United States for its implementation of the deal and the lack of benefits for the Iranian public…

Khamenei Calls Negotiation with US ‘Lethal Poison’
Editor's Сhoice
More