DOMESTIC POLICYOPINION

Domestic Outlook of Iran After 2022

Hakkı Uygur 04.01.2023

Considering the Revolution and its aftermath in Iran, it would not be wrong to argue that the social fault lines still continue to move. It seems that the social protests, which took place once every ten years, became more frequent and started to occur every two to three years. The most important reason behind this is the inadequacy of the “legitimate” channels through which social demands can be expressed.

DOMESTIC POLICYOPINION

Iran in the Wake of Mahsa Amini’s Death

Hakkı Uygur 02.01.2023

The fact that Mahsa Amini, who lived in the Kurdistan province, was visiting Tehran at the time of her death caused the protests to be particularly intense in Iran’s predominantly Kurdish areas.

ECONOMYOPINION

Türkiye-Iran Relations: The Current Status and Expectations

Kenan Aslanlı 29.12.2022

Iran’s protectionist behaviour in foreign trade to protect the domestic market created problems in the trade of many products within the scope of the PTA.

FOREIGN POLICYOPINION

Reflections of the Second Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership

Bilgehan Alagöz 22.12.2022

Since it is essential for France to neutralize its rival China in Iraq, limiting the China-Iran cooperation in the country and integrating Iran into the international community have been the main agenda of the meeting.

FOREIGN POLICYOPINION

The Codes of Xi Jinping's Riyadh Visit

Bilgehan Alagöz 12.12.2022

Jinping's visit to Riyadh will strengthen the hand of those who criticize the Look to the East policy in Iran, which considers China an absolute ally within the scope of this policy since 2018.

DOMESTIC POLICYCOMMENTARY

The Meaning of Chronic Demonstrations in Iran

Hakkı Uygur 10.12.2022

While the protests are continuing in Iran, the reformist segment in the country has largely remained silent, and different political groups instrumentalized the events as a power-sharing ground in the political scene, especially for the period after Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.