Persian Gulf

IRGC Messaging: Insight into a Revolutionary Regime

IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari holds a press conference in Tehran, September 16, 2012. (Fars News)

Testimony: Iran’s Global Force Projection Network: IRGC Quds Force and Lebanese Hezbollah

IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, the father of Imad Mughniyeh, the former commander of Hezbollah's external operations killed in 2008, and Kazem Darabi attend a February 19, 2013 mourning ceremony for Quds Force Brigadier General Hassan Shateri in Tehran (Young Journalists' Club)

Iranian Influence in the Levant, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan

This report is a product of the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for the Study of War.

Strait Talk with Iran

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits through the Strait of Hormuz, October 9, 2011. (Wikimedia)

Iran’s threat to close a vital international waterway if stricter sanctions are imposed on Iranian oil exports is more than just bellicose and provocative.  It is also a test of U.S. will and commitment in the Persian Gulf at a time when our role in the region is changing.  

China-Iran Ties: Assessment and Implications for U.S. Policy

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with Chinese defense ministry officials in January 2011. (Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, defense.gov)
 
 
Introduction

Sanctions on Iran: Reactions and Impact

Bandar-e-Abbas, (Photo by Ivan Milnaric, available at Flickr)

United Arab Emirates-Iran Foreign Relations

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Iran-Turkey Economic Relations: What Their Rapid Growth Means for Iran’s Nuclear Program

Recep Erdogan speaking at the 2009 World Economic Forum (photo by the World Economic Forum, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/3488049591/sizes/l/)

 

Key Points

Brazil-Iran Foreign Relations

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Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election: