Hassan Ahmadian


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media in Tblisi, Georgia, April 18, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili)

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Iran maneuvers to capitalize on Qatar crisis

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017 | Hassan Ahmadian, Contributor

Iran has so far cautiously stood with Qatar amid the Saudi-led confrontation with Doha, but there are indications of this caution's giving way to more assertive Iranian support.

4 reasons Rouhani is winning Iran's foreign policy debate

Friday, May. 5, 2017 | Hassan Ahmadian, Contributor

As in the 2013 presidential polls, foreign policy has increasingly become a key component of Iran's presidential elections.

Is Iran shifting its policy toward Saudi Arabia?

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 | Hassan Ahmadian, Contributor

The increasingly tough rhetoric by the administration of President Hassan Rouhani toward Saudi Arabia may herald the beginning of a paradigm shift.

Why Iran needs to fight Saudi Arabia to forge peace

Monday, Jul. 18, 2016 | Hassan Ahmadian, Contributor

Despite all the challenges it poses for Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional policy and strategic behavior is still not perceived as a threat in Tehran — but could failing to respond be a mistake?

Four reasons Sisi won’t turn against Iran

Tuesday, May. 3, 2016 | Hassan Ahmadian, Contributor

The Saudi efforts to forge an alliance with Egypt come in the context of Riyadh’s efforts to expand its anti-Iran coalition. But will Saudi Arabia succeed in bringing Egypt onboard?

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Hassan Ahmadian is an assistant professor at the University of Tehran and a senior research fellow at the Center for Strategic Research. On Twitter: @hasanahmadian

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