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The Iran Primer


Ominous Divide : Shiite Iran v Sunni Gulf

Frederic Wehrey

Nasser Hadian: Reasons Iran Wants Peace in Syria

Nasser Hadian

US Intel Assessment

            On January 29, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Iran&rsq

Iran to Attend Syria Peace Talks

            On January 19, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced that Iran had been invited to join the peace talks on Syria.

Iranians' Support for Syria Wanes

            Less than half of Iranians support economic, military or political support for the Syrian regime, according to a new Gallup Wor

Rouhani Tweets: On Chemical Weapons, Syria

            In a flurry of tweets, President Hassan Rouhani took a firm stand against use of chemical weapons in Syria.

New Challenges to Iran-Syria Alliance

Jubin Goodarzi

Tags: Assad, Syria

Iran Willing to Accept Syrian Peace Talks?

Jubin Goodarzi

Part I: Iran-Syria Religious Ties

Mehdi Khalaji

Iran Takes Tough Stance on Chemical Weapons in Syria

            On at least one issue—and at least rhetorically—Iran and the United States agree.

Report: Sunni-Shiite Divide Deepens

            The Arab uprisings have deepened ethnic and religious tensions between Sunnis and Shiites in the Middle East, according to a n

U.S.: Iran Aiding Assad in Aleppo

            Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict is “especially pernicious as it helps the Assad regime build sectarian militias,

Kerry Presses Iraq on Iran Flights to Syria

            On March 24, Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq to inspect Iranian cargo flights for arms.

Kerry: Nuke talks cannot go on forever

            On March 4, Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal warned that the window for diplomac

Iran and Syria Condemn U.S. Aid to Rebels

            On March 2, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Syrian counterpart, Walid Mouallem, condemned the recent U.S.

Iran’s Post-U.S. Influence in Iraq

Interview with Ambassador Jim Jeffrey

Iran’s Post-U.S. Influence in Iraq

Interview with Ambassador Jim Jeffrey

Iraq Adopts Iran's Backing of Assad

Juan Cole

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