Iran

The Challenges and Inconsistencies of the Iran-Pakistan Relationship

Iran’s approach towards Pakistan has seen multiple changes over time because of the geopolitical shifts in the region as well as domestic changes within Iran. Iran became the first country to recognize the sovereign status of Pakistan after it was formed in 1947. The convergence of strategic objectives facilitated by the Anglo-American alliance during the …

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‘Confront the #Iran regime, the central banker of terrorism’ – International conference calls for its embassies to be closed down

To stop the Iranian regime terrorism dead in its tracks, Tehran’s embassies and its web of financial networks must be closed down and its agents and lobbyists expelled from the United States and Europe, prominent speakers at a major global summit told tens of thousands of Iranians and international supporters who joined online on Monday …

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The New Dynamic Cyber Threat Environment

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Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West

In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after …

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Russia’s New Middle East Chessboard

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Iran to Canada and allies: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, told a televised news conference he was “certain that no …

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Avenging the Death of Qassem Soleimani

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Is the Maximum Pressure Campaign Working with Iran?

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What Are Protests in the Middle East Signaling?

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Tom Bossert’s Plan to Hijack the Hack

Tom Bossert spends a lot of time thinking about hacking.  The former Homeland Security Advisor to President Trump who also served as the country’s Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor on cyber, left his White House position in 2018. It happened just after Bossert spoke at The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference.  He returned to …

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