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IRGC Academic Journals Acknowledge Protests Often Driven by Regime Missteps

Authors of articles published by Imam Hussein University of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps see the real challenges the regime is facing from the unprivileged slumdwellers and the politicized middle class and its grievances.

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Iran Reacts Angrily to the UAE-Israel Landmark Agreement

The Islamic Republic has yet to realize taking such a posture toward its Arab neighbors further encourages them to align with Iran’s adversaries.

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Frustration With the Regime Spurs New Protests in Iran

Despite Iranians’ contempt for the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign, many see the regime as the main source of the country’s economic and social problems.

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China’s Balancing Act in the Gulf Relies on Ties to Iran and Arab States

The China-Iran deal may be a stepping stone to increased ties between Tehran and Beijing, but the Gulf Arab states remain integral to Beijing’s economic projection in the Middle East.

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Strategic Partnership Agreement With China Represents Lifeline for Iran

The Iran-China agreement appears as a framework for cooperation. Its realization depends on external factors over which Iran has no influence.

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What Iran’s Military Journals Reveal About the Role of Missiles in Strategic Deterrence

A pilot survey of Imam Hussein University academic journals shows the limits of academic freedom in the Islamic Republic, save a few pieces reflecting the Iranian leadership’s view of the role of missiles in strategic deterrence.

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Constants in Iran’s Security Policy Under the Pahlavi Regime and the Islamic Republic

Survival supersedes ideology, and the ruling elites of the Islamic Republic find themselves adhering to the constants in security policy of a predecessor they vilify.

How Oil Sanctions Spurred Iran to Reconsider Regional Trade

For those seeking pathways to stable economic growth in the Middle East, developments in Iran may serve as a model – Iran represents the first major oil producer in the Middle East to transition to overall dependence on non-oil exports.

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