• EPC | 11 Apr 2021

    Strategic Report - Iran / Second Edition: The Iranian Situation in 2020

    Iran Strategic Report is designed to provide an impartial and objective reading of the situation in Iran. The importance of this strategic report stems from the political, geographic and social importance of Iran and the impact of its ideological orientations and alliances on regional policies, security and stability in the Gulf region and broader Middle East. Particular importance is attached to the 2020 report given its contribution to the understanding of Iran’s question and drivers of Tehran’s behavior in this potentially decisive year in the life of the Iranian revolution amidst the preparations of the forthcoming presidential elections in June 2021, which will also be pivotal for reasons the reader will find out as she/he reads the report.

  • Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi | 24 Feb 2021

    Iran and the Biden Administration: A Potential Return to Negotiations

    Over the past four decades, the issue of relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States have dominated the Iranian political arena. Such is the extent of this preoccupation with America, that some argue it is more influential than all other objective and subjective factors in the politics and economics of the region.

  • EPC | 23 Apr 2020

    Social Forces in Contemporary Iran

    Our neighbor, Iran, is currently experiencing significant social turmoil in the face of escalating economic challenges and political crises – largely manifested in the form of ongoing public protests.

  • EPC | 07 Oct 2018

    Troubled Iran: Causes, Contexts and Consequences

    On December 28, 2017, massive popular protests erupted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, starting in Mashhad before engulfing more than eighty cities and towns across the country.

  • EPC | 05 Feb 2015

    The Doctrinal Foundations of Iran’s Geopolitical Project

    Since 1979, Iran’s Islamic revolution has resumed the Safavid state project which has rebuilt the Iranian identity on a combination of selected Iranian national images and the Shiite doctrine.

  • EPC | 01 Dec 2014

    Negotiations on Iran’s Nuclear Program: Players’ Objectives and Foreseeing Future Tracks

    This paper seeks to foresee the future tracks of the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program based on clarifying the objectives of players in dealing with this issue, their red lines and achieved objectives so far.

  • EPC | 01 Nov 2014

    Iran’s Expansion in the Arab World after 2011

    Iran has increased its expansion in the Arab World after 2011. The Iranians have exploited turmoil to infiltrate some Arab countries.

  • EPC | 01 Aug 2014

    The New Iranian Demographic Policies; Motivations and Objectives

    Almost two years ago, The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ali Khamenei has acknowledged the failure of the demographic policies which were adopted by the Islamic Republic regime over the past three decades.