Research Areas

Iran has been using the swap mechanism in order to continue its oil trade in recent months.

The evaluation made by the Supreme Leader Khamenei without using “Russia” and “invasion” indicates Iran’s sidedness in the crisis that does not concern itself directly.

Additional supplies from alternative countries like Iran, as well as the length of time required for Russian oil replacement, will be the factor reducing uncertainty upon the oil market.

Jask port, with its geopolitical location in the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Oman Sea, is of strategic importance for Iran in terms of energy security, economy, and military.

The waged war to invade Ukraine by Russia created certain opportunities for Iran on the political and economic field, especially within the security ground.

Since water transfer projects in Karun proceed, and the management of water resources is based on lobbies and ethnic interests, the hydro-politics of Khuzestan has gotten increasingly complicated.

Issues related to the Vienna talks and the desire to take advantage of the Russia crisis brought Iran and Qatar together. However, that may be a problem for Russia.

The Iran-Israel shadow wars maintain at a new stage, including drone retaliations.

The leaked audio file should be interpreted as a part of the rivalry between conservatives.

The Vienna agreement will affect domestic power balances, but the crucial impact can be on the regional policies.

The connection between the Hashd al‑Sha’abi and the outbreak of the anti-government protests in 2019 known as the Tishreen (October) protest movement uprising is often overlooked due to the presupposed distinctions between both events.