January 19, 2017
What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.
May 19, 2016
Turkey was selected to host the World Humanitarian Summit in recognition of its generous foreign assistance and refugee policies, but it comes as the country pursues increasingly illiberal policies, …
July 22, 2009
The crisis following Iran’s presidential vote cast a new light on the country’s hotly contested media space. A crackdown has limited independent reporting but other sources remain as channels for dis…
January 13, 2012
Significant Middle East Developments
Syria. President Bashar al-Assad gave a rare and defiant speech on Tuesday in which he once again blamed foreign conspirators, lashed out against other Arab stat…
August 3, 2009
With the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now formalized, Iranian expert Farideh Farhi says there is now "the possibility of increased radicalism among the population."
October 20, 2006
A prominent Iranian dissident explains reactions within Iran to North Korea’s nuclear test and offers potential solutions to deter Tehran’s enrichment program.
July 19, 2004
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have positioned American troops along Iran’s borders, making the United States and Iran wary competitors and neighbors who nonetheless possess overlapping interests. …