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Israel Strike Underscores Security Concerns In Syria Beyond ISIS, Upping Stakes For U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli-linked airstrike in Syria on Sunday is drawing attention to an element of the messy Syrian civil war that the U.S. has tried ...

The Afghan Precedent: Why Iran Will Cooperate with the US Against the Islamic State

Delphine O | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Delphine O

Washington's natural ally in the war against the Islamic State may well be the one country that it has been fighting for the past 35 years: Iran.

Iran: Revolutionary Guards Shot Down Israeli Spy Drone

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

DUBAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian...

The Iran Deal: Only Time Will Tell

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Its success or failure depends largely on the extent to which Iran will, in fact, comply with its various provisions. The more important question is, will it lead to a permanent accord that will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

Rouhani Tells Powerful Revolutionary Guards To Stay Out Of Politics

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani told Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards on Monday they should not get involved in politics, i...

Election in Iran: Rafsanjani's Disqualification Anchors the Islamic Republic in Securitarianism

Milad Jokar | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

Iran is located in the middle of a region which is on the edge of conflagration. A destabilization of the regime would not only undermine the stability of its power; it would also put the Iranian nation at stake and potentially collapse the regional balances of power.

Iran Denies Capturing New Drone

AP | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is denying that it captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Ira...

Bahrain Accuses Iran Revolutionary Guard Of Terror Cell

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

ABU DHABI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bahrain has accused Iran's Revolutionary Guard of setting up a militant cell to assassinate public figures in the Gulf...

The Question That Is Rarely Asked

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

The question that is rarely asked is what the effect of the sanctions has been on the people of Iran, in particular the pro-democracy forces that so bravely have been fighting for their rights.

Iran Launches New Warships

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV is showcasing additions to its Navy including a missile-launching warship around the size of a frigate. Navy official...

Iran Launches 'Biggest Ever' Military Drills

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week ...

Iran Sets Up New Military Base Near Disputed Islands

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a new naval base on Sunday to reinforce Tehran's authority over three Persian Gulf is...

Iran Claims New Drone Can Reach Much Of Middle East

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- A senior Iranian commander says the country's newly-produced missile-carrying drone has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), whi...

Obama's Syrian 'Red Line' Is No Red Light to Hezbollah or Iran

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If there is one Obama foreign policy marked by disappointing diplomatic zigzags, hesitation, and potential danger to U.S strategic interests in the Middle East, it is what has passed as U.S. policy toward the Syrian civil uprising.

Iran Celebrates New Rockets

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president on Tuesday unveiled an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was...

Iran: No Plans To Close Strategic Oil Route

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

By NASSER KARIMI -- The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- A top Iranian naval commander said Monday that Tehran's forces have full control over the ...

Iran Warns 'Enemies' Against Aggression

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Iran will attack any country whose territory is used by "enemies" to launch a military strike against its soil, the deputy...

Iran Begins New Military Exercises

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran began ground military exercises Saturday and defiantly warned that it could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nation...

Blast In Iranian Arms Depot Kills Dozens

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An accidental explosion at a Revolutionary Guard ammunition depot west of Tehran killed at least 17 soldiers on Saturday, Iranian...

Saudi Arabia's Appropriate Response to Iran's Assassination Plot

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.16.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?

Tehran's Tango: Iran's Terror Beachhead South Of The Border

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.13.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Whether Tuesday's salacious indictment leads to Iranian officials and Hezbollah as the federal indictment alleges remains to be seen. Given Iran's well-known and well-feared record of penetration in Latin America, there is plenty of smoke to hide the real fire.

Iran's Proxy War in Syria Is Shoring Up Assad

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If the current trajectory of Syrian street protests continue at their current, bloody pace, last Friday may be remembered as the epic day Syria's Assad dictatorial dynasty began a fateful, accelerating process of unraveling.

Iran Seizes Kurdish Opposition Bases In Iraq

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have taken control of three bases of an Iranian Kurdish opposition group in neighboring Iraq,...

Iran's Turmoil at the Top

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

Iran's government has enormous repressive powers at its fingertips, from the million-member Basij militia to the powerful Revolutionary Guard and the secret police. But its centers of power are hardly united.

Iran's Powerful Paramilitary Group Reportedly Launches Cyber Attack

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the "ene...