Research Areas

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (The JCPOA) should be understood in the geopolitical context of Obama’s Pivot to Asia. Obama’s Pivot to Asia was meant to contain China and reduce the American involvement in the MENA region.

Iran will continue evading sanctions as long as it does not have other viable options to further its interests.

The intra-PMF rivalries are not limited by the theological schism between Najaf and Qom’s schools of thought.

In this new era, when increasing the US troops in Iraq is being discussed, the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia will continue on the Iraqi field.

While the minimum wage in Iran is about 2 million tomans, the average monthly cost of the laborers’ livelihood basket has reached about 10 million tomans.

The US’s new foreign policy towards Iran is not clear yet, but Turkish entrepreneurs have not been “the winners” of the US’s withdrawal from the JCPOA.

Even though the project to renovate the caravan route of the Karbala prisoners is ostensibly for religious purposes, it also possesses political, economic, and perhaps expansionist objectives.

The implementation of the death sentence has been troublesome for Iran’s foreign relations, especially with Europe.

Tehran, which expects Biden to return to the Nuclear Deal, wants to send a message that it is also one of the key actors in the Afghanistan issue through the Taliban.

The future of the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal, will hinge upon eliminating the Senate’s reservations.

In the past year, Iran has learned the hard way that it does not have the military deterrence it and Soleimani has claimed to have against the US.

Disappointed with the 2015 Nuclear Deal, Rouhani and the politicians around him seek to avail themselves of the chance created by Biden since they do not want to be the most unsuccessful government in the history of the Islamic Republic.