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Adnan Tabatabai

Middle East

Iran’s political shake-up and Ebrahim Raisi as president

The shift to the far right in Iran does not appear to have gone too far for the JCPOA to remain on the table.

Middle East

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Seeing a deal fall apart despite having fully abided by it makes it almost impossible in Iran’s domestic scene to make the case for any renewed engagement.

Middle East

A health crisis as an incentive to foster regional cooperation in the Persian Gulf?

The Covid-19 outbreak might serve as a moment to pause and realize how valuable regional Persian Gulf dialogue about health resilience could be.

Middle East

The hardliner’s renaissance: Iran's pendulum politics are in full swing

A revival of Iran’s vibrant political scene will require the emergence of new faces with a new discourse.