Iran

Iran applies its own maximum pressure in nuclear talks
Iran applies its own maximum pressure in nuclear talks
Negotiations in Vienna to revive the Iran nuclear deal have dragged on through nearly a dozen rounds for more than a year now. The Biden administration’s hopes for a quick…
Iran banks on Beijing and Moscow, inviting painful historic parallels
Iran banks on Beijing and Moscow, inviting painful historic parallels
After months of shuttle diplomacy in Vienna, Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian raised hopes his country’s negotiators might finally sit down for direct talks with…
China – a lonely superpower
China – a lonely superpower
As the United States, United Kingdom and Australia move to form a new AUKUS grouping, various reports have emerged of a “new Quad” led by China and featuring Iran, Pakistan and…
Iran’s energy diplomacy
Iran’s energy diplomacy
Much is made of Iran’s use of proxy or allied groups to exert “hard power” influence throughout the Middle East where Tehran believes its interests are under threat (Lebanon), or…
Did 9/11 change our world?
Interactives
Did 9/11 change our world?
We asked six experts, “Did 9/11 define our world? If so, how? If not, what did?” After each of their responses to these questions, editor Lydia Khalil challenges the experts…
Commentary
New man in Tehran aims for supreme power
Originally published in The Australian.
Narrowing the field in Iran’s election
Narrowing the field in Iran’s election
Iranian presidential elections can throw up some surprises even with the restricted choice of candidates that are normally on offer. But the options this year for the 18 June poll…
Iran-US-Israel: Boxing out of the shadows
Iran-US-Israel: Boxing out of the shadows
Just as the negotiations between Tehran and Washington appear to be making some, albeit slow, progress over the United State rejoining the nuclear deal known as the Joint…
An oil spill nobody owns
An oil spill nobody owns
What does the continuing, low-intensity conflict between Israel and Iran have to do with the mysterious oil spill that has washed ashore along the coast of Israel and southern…
Iran: Could Australia’s hostage diplomacy have been better?
Iran: Could Australia’s hostage diplomacy have been better?
Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has cast doubt on the Australian government’s strategy in securing her release from Iran last November. In her first post-release public…