Archived articles


Suleimani assassination 'pulverizes' U.S. influence in Middle East
Published Jan 6, 2020
JHU experts on the Middle East, international relations, and political science discuss the role Qassim Suleimani played in Iran's military and the potential fallout from his assassination by U.S. drone strike
Talking with Narges Bajoghli
Published Fall 2019
The anthropologist, filmmaker, and writer discusses her debut book, an inside look on being pro-regime in Iran / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Global affairs
Why thousands are protesting in Iran
Published Jan 4, 2018
Experts Vali Nasr, Ryan Calder discuss the economic causes of and political fallout from Iran's demonstrations
Trump's 'strategic blunder' on Iran
Published Oct 13, 2017
SAIS Dean Vali Nasr says decertifying nuclear deal is mistake that will define president's foreign policy legacy
A year after Hajj tragedy, political tensions linger
Published Sept 8, 2016
As annual pilgrimage to Mecca begins, SAIS Dean Vali Nasr discusses ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia, Iran / NPR
Middle East power struggle
Published Jan 5, 2016
SAIS Dean Vali Nasr discusses widening diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia, Iran / NPR
Foreign relations
Cardin talks Iran nuclear deal
Published Sept 1, 2015
Contentious agreement set for up-or-down vote in Congress this month
Intellectual history
Deliberate alienation
Published Spring 2014
Graduate student Omid Mehrgan's Intersession course tackles the intellectual history of Iran. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nuclear breakthrough?
Published March 18, 2013
Iran's strategic position is crumbling, SAIS dean writes, signaling possible break in deadlock over nuclear program / The New York Times