Iran’s renewable energy sector

Iran’s renewable energy sector

This is an excerpt from an article in our monthly Iran Strategic Focus publication. Despite having some of  the world’s largest hydrocarbon reserves, Iran is investing heavily in renewable energy. This focus is part of a strategy to become a major regional...
Conservatives in disarray in Iran

Conservatives in disarray in Iran

In an attempt to find a unifying candidate ahead of the May 2017 presidential election, the county’s conservative political forces have fallen into disarray. Evidently, Iranian conservatives understand how difficult it will be to defeat Hassan Rohani, who is...
Iran: The long shadow of Rafsanjani

Iran: The long shadow of Rafsanjani

Many analysts have interpreted the 8 January 2017 death of the former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani — one of the leading political figures in the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution — as a blow to the moderate political forces for whom he was a mentor and...