In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.
A poem by the Persian polymath Sa'adi helps us understand our shared vulnerability to coronavirus
From China and South Korea to Italy and the US, different countries are taking very different approaches to COVID-19 – with varying degrees of success.
War is expensive, and the Iranian leadership may now face increased pressure to withdraw from its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran's young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.
Iraq has asked the US to start withdrawing troops. If it doesn't, that's a breach of international law.
The conflict between Iran and the US has gone on for decades. A scholar of social movements in Iran asks why the US has consistently failed to support that country's activist reform movements.
Surely the time has come to shift gears and ramp up the public pressure on both Australian diplomats and Iranian politicians to secure the academic's release.
In recent years, voters have shifted their views on issues based upon the positions of politicians – even when that shift clashes with their ideology.
Despite apparent unity after the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S., deep divisions still mark the Middle Eastern country.
The assassination of the Iranian general could have lasting effects on energy markets. Which countries could benefit from it and which could be negatively affected?
The Iranian military operates cyber espionage and sabotage through a network of dozens of contractors, allowing the state to attack foes while denying involvement.
Some of the major events in US-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nations' views, but others presented real opportunities for reconciliation.
Iraqis have taken to the streets to protest against the foreign interference – by both Iran and the US – in their country.
Since President Donald Trump took office, Iranians have held a more unfavorable view of the US.
A short history of modern Iran-Iraq relations.
When the loss of this heritage is used as a weapon of war, it represents a loss for the country affected as well as for humanity. It targets the memories, history and identity of a people.
Tensions between Iran and the US have spiked, but oil prices have barely budged. Why not? And is the oil markets' muted response an accurate reflection of the rising tensions?
In recent decades, most nations have agreed on certain norms to ensure peace, including an end to assassinations. Trump's move to kill an Iranian general upends this carefully balanced system.
The history of the Iran-United States relationship is complex and often brutal. Understanding it helps put today's turmoil into sharper focus.