Abbas Qaidaari


Saudi warships are seen during the "Gulf Shield 1" military exercises, east of Saudi Arabia, Oct. 9, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

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Iran unfazed by Saudi flexing in Persian Gulf

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 | Abbas Qaidaari, Contributor

Saudi Arabia's large-scale military exercises may be cause for some concern in Iran, but Saudi capabilities in the Persian Gulf can't compare to those of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iranian commander breaks silence on wartime arms imports

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 | Abbas Qaidaari, Contributor

A prominent Iranian military figure who served as minister of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps during the Iran-Iraq War has broken the long tradition of silence surrounding Iran's arms imports during its war with Iraq.

Are Iran, West on collision course over missiles?

Thursday, Jul. 7, 2016 | Abbas Qaidaari, Contributor

As Iran makes strides in the development of navigation, guidance and missile systems, the West should consider why Tehran is making such a push.

Iran forges ahead with Atlantic ambitions

Thursday, Jun. 30, 2016 | Abbas Qaidaari, Contributor

Iran moves forward with its plans to establish a naval presence in the Atlantic Ocean, announcing progress in the construction of new frigates.

Why Iran still doesn’t trust Russia on Syria

Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016 | Abbas Qaidaari, Contributor

Despite its close collaboration with Russia in Syria, Iranian political and military officials are growing increasingly suspicious about Moscow's intentions and long-term strategy.

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Abbas Qaidaari is an Iranian international security and defense policy analyst. On Twitter: @abbasqaidaari

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