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TEHRAN BLOG: Did Iran help Hamas invade Israel?

October 10, 2023

The narrative that Iranian security officials choreographed the Hamas attack relies heavily on the assumption of a level of operational sophistication and control over disparate militant groups that Iran is unlikely to possess.

Will the Iran-US prisoner swap lead to better relations?

September 19, 2023

A rare deal came through between Iran and the US on September 18 that could potentially pave the way for further de-escalation in the historically tense bilateral ties.

TEHRAN BLOG: Iran's challenges remain daunting, one year after Amini's death

September 15, 2023

The causes of the protests – discontent with the theocratic ruling system, economic grievances, the fight for women’s rights – remain relevant one year on from her death in the custody of the country's morality police.

TEHRAN BLOG: Petrol queues choke Iranian cities

August 16, 2023

Iranian car owners are driven around the bend by petrol station queues, even though the government says there isn't a shortage.