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Kayhan Barzegar

Kayhan Barzegar
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Kayhan Barzegar is the director of the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies in Tehran and a former research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Donald Trump

The Assassination of Qassem Soleimani Institutionalizes Anti-American Sentiment in Iran

The Trump administration’s strategic miscalculation in assassinating Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has institutionalized anti-American sentiment in Iran’s domestic politics and among the Iranian public. This has given Iran’s government the upper hand in confronting U.S. strategic goals in the greater Middle East region, consequently challenging America’s global position.

‘Regional Multilateralism to Better Serve Peace and Security in Middle East’

Senior analyst Kayhan Barzegar argues that states in the Middle East should drop conventional “ Up to Bottom” Western-style multilateralism and begin to adopt their own independent approach vis-à-vis multilateral practices.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Why Iran’s Leader Has Blocked Negotiation with US

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has defined the current status of relations between Iran and the United States as “no war, no negotiation.”

Iran’s Regional Policy in Time

With an analytical and policy-oriented approach, the recently published book "Iran’s Regional Policy in Time", authored by Dr. Kayhan Barzegar, focuses on the aims and principles of Iran’s national and security interests, explaining how and why Iran’s regional policy has been consistent in the course of the time.

‘Iran Seizure of UK Tanker Right Move to Show Off Regional Leverage’

Senior Political Analyst Kayhan Barzegar has weighed in on the standoff between Iran and the UK over the seizure of an oil tanker by either side.
Jcpoa

Reduction of Iran’s Commitments Meant to Save Nuclear Deal

Iran’s recent move to stop implementing some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is indeed meant to save the deal, not to kill it.