Abdolrasool Divsallar


Abdolrasool Divsallar is an expert on Iran’s foreign and defense policy. He is a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute and a visiting professor at the Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He co-founded and led the Regional Security Initiative at the Middle East Directions Programme of the European University Institute from 2020-22.


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The Military Dimension of Iran Protests

Recent Iranian military developments are a signal of the regime’s growing perception of vulnerability amid domestic unrest; its suppression strategy benefits from a military operation outside Iran’s borders that it can use to overstate separatist threats.