The recent mass protests that rocked Iran reflected deep dissatisfaction with Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei. Until Iran abolishes clerical rule, popular uprisings will continue.
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
Although the unrest that shocked Iran's ruling elite appears to be over, there are several reasons to think this won't be the last time disaffected citizens take to the streets.
With a hollowed-out agenda and a cynical attitude to corruption, Iran's reformist forces have squandered their people's trust.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
The nationwide anti-government protests in Iran could have significant implications in Syria and beyond.
Iranian cyberthreats come from independent hacker groups and from those suspected of having government ties. Their efforts may be part of a campaign to counterbalance other international powers.
Lebanon is on shaky enough ground without a Saudi–Iranian proxy war to think about.
On Nov. 12, a 7.3 magnitude quake killed some 500 and injured 7,000 along the Iran-Iraq border. This Kurdish area has also been crushed by war and, after a recent separatist vote, militarily attacked.
The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
A kingdom under pressure is fomenting crisis elsewhere.
The Trump administration's change of US policy toward Iran has reinforced hardliners' ambitions and nationalistic feelings, complicating an already difficult situation in the region.
An insight into Iranian media and public opinion in the aftermath of Donald Trump's speech decertifying the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal.
Surveys of Iranian public opinion from the University of Maryland suggests that Trump's strategy on the nuclear deal – no matter how you interpret it – is based on wishful thinking.
The president hasn't pulled out of the agreement but decertifying it has serious implications.
Aside from vague threats of violence and suggestions he could 'renegotiate' the Iran nuclear agreement, Donald Trump has provided little in the way of coherent or viable policy options.
One professor explains how war in Iran led her to a career in biomedical engineering - a rapidly growing field that offers students exciting opportunities to serve humanity.
Trump seems to think all potential nuclear agitators are alike. He's wrong, and perhaps disastrously so.
Most Americans don't want the United States to be the world's policeman. Do the experts agree?
The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations.