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Palestinian cause must be freed from Iran-Israel trap

  • Iran’s recent military strike on Israel sparked much debate over its implications. While some argue that Iran achieved symbolic victories and potentially reshaped its relations with Israel and the US, others suggest that the primary focus should be on the impact of the attack on the Palestinian...
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Iran’s failed attack on Israel a mere face-saving exercise

  • On April 1, Israel reportedly struck the Iranian consulate in Damascus, causing the death of Brig. Gen. Mohammed Reza Zahedi, the Quds Force commander overseeing Syria and Lebanon, and six other military personnel, including his deputy Mohammed Hadi Haji Rahimi. This operation was in line with...
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Rouhani adds new twist to Iran’s power struggle

  • In a significant development, senior figures and former officials of Iran’s executive authority have provided compelling new evidence, further highlighting the institutional crisis within the regime. This evidence underscores the erosion and misuse of constitutional and legal powers, particular...
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Leaked recording exposes Tehran regime’s weakening grip

  • In a leaked audio recording, former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of rigging the parliamentary elections held in early March 2024. Though Zarif said that the leaked recording was fabricated, edited and released for political motives,...
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Raisi strengthened by elections but Iran’s political system weakened

  • Iran’s parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, held on March 1, witnessed the lowest voter turnout since the Iranian revolution in 1979. This was not a surprise given the engineering process behind the elections, which led to the widespread disqualification of moderate and reformist ca...
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Saudi-Iran relations a year on from rapprochement deal

  • One year on from the revival of Saudi-Iranian relations through the China-brokered rapport agreement of March 10, 2023, this period has given us the time to gauge the agreement’s effectiveness and its impact on bilateral relations and the regional landscape. Despite conflicting interests, the t...
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Europe should brace itself for loss of US protection

  • The European community was taken aback when former US President Donald Trump last month made a startling declaration: that, if reelected, he would allow Russia free rein with American allies who fail to contribute adequately to their own defense. These remarks drew widespread criticism across E...
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Navigating Western contradictions on region’s nonstate actors

  • Multiple studies have identified a significant factor that contributes to the prolonging of conflicts in the Middle East: the inconsistency of Western approaches, specifically in addressing the threats posed by armed nonstate actors. This contradiction in Western policies is seen as a crucial e...
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Iranian elections and the challenges of popular discontent

  • Two elections will be held in Iran on March 1. These elections will be the first to be held since the outbreak of the national uprising following the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian-Kurdish woman, in September 2022. To avoid any risk of protests and to protect the system (“nezam”) from in...
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How Iranian citizens’ priorities differ from the regime’s

  • Tensions have been running high in the region over recent days, especially since the killing of three US soldiers in a drone strike targeting a military base on the Jordan-Syria border. The US administration blamed the incident on Iran-aligned paramilitaries and on Friday began its retaliation ...
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