Is it worth the risk? – The American Iran Nuclear Agreement

News Analysis | Donald Trump has once again rung alarm bells in the international corridors of diplomacy and international relations by remarks regarding the review...

Remembering Syria: Iran struggles with potentially explosive environmental crisis

James M Dorsey | Iranian leaders are struggling, three months after anti-government protests swept the Islamic republic, to ensure that environmental issues that helped sparked...

Middle-east deck rearranges: Iran and Qatar coming closer together?

News Analysis | Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, wrote an opinion piece in the Qatar-based news agency, Al Jazeera, on Monday. Zarif advocated...

Iran nuclear deal on ‘life support’

News Analysis | The Iran Nuclear Deal may be in jeopardy after the recent shifts in Trump’s cabinet. John Bolton became the national security advisor,...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

Link Chabahar with Gwadar: Iran tells Pakistan

News Analysis | In a three-day tour of Pakistan, the Iranian Foreign Minister invited Pakistan to participate in the port of Chabahar. Dr. Javad Zarif,...

‘Internal Security’ being provided by Pakistani troops in KSA: Khawaja Asif

News Analysis | The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, on Friday, told MNAs that Pakistani troops stationed in Saudi Arabia are only there for ‘internal security’...

Indo-Iran ties and implications for Pakistan

News Analysis | The Iranian foreign minister, Javed Zarif, is all set to visit Pakistan for a three-day tour beginning from Sunday, the Iranian ambassador...

Iran acid attack victims find new identity in art

AFP | Massoumeh Attaie does not want to be defined only by the evil that drove her father-in-law to blind her with acid in her...

The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock starts ticking

James M. Dorsey | The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future...

Saudi-Iranian rivalry: The way forward!

News Analysis | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said, “Iran is ready to discuss regional security issues with its Gulf Arab neighbors as long as foreign...

Iran VP says government against using force over hijab

AFP | Iran's vice president for women's affairs insisted Wednesday the government opposed using "force" to ensure women wear the hijab, after a spate of...

Iran’s ambassador says US sanction delaying IP project

News Analysis | On February 22, 2018 Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, while speaking at a seminar on “Contemporary Relations between Pakistan, Iran and...

Iran sticking to nuclear deal: UN watchdog

AFP | Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Thursday, four months ahead of US President Donald...
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Foreign secretary speaks on foreign policy challenges

GVS: The world around us is changing, transforming at a rapid pace; how Pakistan’s foreign Office looks at all that? Foreign Secretary, Ms. Tehmina Janjua:...
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Inside the Perpetual Battlefield of Information warfare

There has been a drastic transformation in the dynamics of warfare since the first Gulf War took place in 1990. Viewed in retrospect, the...

Chief of Army Staff meets Ambassadors of Iran and Turkey

News Analysis | The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Mr Ishan Mustafa Yurdakul, newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan and...

Iran military official: West used lizards for nuclear spying

AFP | The former chief-of-staff of Iran's armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on...

Olympics committee apologies to Iran over Samsung ‘misunderstanding’

AFP| Pyeongchang Olympic organisers said they had apologised to Iran on Friday after a diplomatic furore over its athletes being denied special Samsung phones issued...

Protests against Iran hijab ban highlights years of evolution

AFP | A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions lead to revolutionary guard involvement in economy

James M Dorsey | Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President...

US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

AFP | A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Thursday aimed at tightening the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, despite...

US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia...

Banning primary education in English might backfire on Iran

Andrew Korybko | Iran banned the teaching of English in both government and non-government primary schools. The decree comes after a week of protests at...

Iran protests expose leadership flaws in Muslim world

James M Dorsey | If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic’s deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi Arabia’s...

What changes will the Iran protests lead to?

Nader Habibi | A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime, as well...

Could news of Ahmadinejad’s arrest by Iran be part of disinformation?

News Analysis | Contradictory reports fuelled suspicion and debate on the news of the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s arrest over ‘inciting violence’ as reported...

Fresh Iran protests lead to 9 fatalities and hundreds of arrests

AFP | Nine people were killed as fresh unrest hit Iran overnight, state television said Tuesday, while hundreds have been arrested as authorities crack down...

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