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Internal Divisions Mask External Unity

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Sanctions on Iran: Reactions and Impact

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Iran-Lebanese Hezbollah Relationship 2009

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Hezbollah grew in strength in 2009 by entrenching itself further within Lebanon’s political structure and by building up its military capabilities. As a proxy of Iran, Hezbollah continued to receive support from Tehran and maintained a close relationship with Iranian political leadership.

Ahmadinejad in West Africa: What Iranian Outreach to the Region Reveals about Tehran’s Foreign Policy

Sign denoting Iranian agricultural aid project in Ghana, December 2007 (photo by hiyori13, available on Flickr).


Iran's nuclear and foreign policies rely upon a worldview that takes confidence from the support lent Tehran by allies in the developing world. In a new report examining Iranian outreach to West Africa, the Critical Threats Project examines how Iran executes its foreign policy and the priorities it values in its partners.


Russia-Iran Foreign Relations

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Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election:

Turkey-Iran Foreign Relations

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Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election:

In June 2009, Turkish President Abdullah Gul called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to congratulate him on his re-election and wished Iran continued success.[1]

Italy-Iran Foreign Relations

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Lebanon-Iran Foreign Relations

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Iraq-Iran Foreign Relations

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