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Dr. Mohammed Al-Sulami

Dr. Mohammed Al-Sulami is Head of the International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah). Twitter: @mohalsulami

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Iran regime has nothing to offer the people but violence

The arrest of a young Kurdish woman, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, by Iran’s “morality police,” followed by her death inside a detention facility, has brought the debate over the hijab and violence against women in Iran to the forefront, sparking a growing wave of popular anti-regime protests.

September 26, 2022

Mousavi exposes how Iran regime’s legitimacy has been undermined

In a letter published this month by Kalema, a website close to Iranian reformists, the leader of Iran’s Green Movement, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, raised two critical questions that have preoccupied the minds of a large number of Iranians.

August 29, 2022

Al-Maliki no longer a dependable option for Iran

Since Iraq’s elections in October 2021, the country has experienced a watershed moment, particularly regarding the political history of its Shiite population, with tensions mounting between the country’s two largest Shiite camps ever since.

August 15, 2022

Iranian actions fuel negative perceptions in Morocco

Iran’s suspicious behavior and interference in Morocco’s internal affairs have intensified the Arab decision-makers’ negative perceptions of Tehran and its regional interventions. Without major changes, it will be extremely difficult to change this impression.

August 08, 2022

Iraq caught in the middle of Turkey-Iran rivalry

The artillery shelling of Zakho, a mountain tourist resort in the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Dohuk, on July 20, which killed or injured dozens of innocent civilians, raised questions about the significance of the timing and the parties responsible.

August 01, 2022

What lies behind Iran’s drones deal with Russia?

CIA intelligence reports have revealed that Russia plans to purchase hundreds of drones from Iran, including those capable of carrying weapons. According to the reports, Iran also intends to train Russian forces on how to use them.

July 25, 2022