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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.