Supreme Leadership, Economics, and Clout in Iran

Full Story >Iranian regime officials continue to profit and live comfortably despite the Trump administration's intensified "maximum pressure" campaign against the Iranian regime.

Road to the Caliphate: the Salafi-jihadi Movement's Strengths

Full Story >America’s failure to defeat the Salafi-jihadi movement, of which al Qaeda and the Islamic State are only two parts, despite 18 years of concerted effort results from its misdefinition of the threat, failure to identify the correct center of gravity, and failure to focus efforts on the proper crit...

Iran’s Balancing Act: Khamenei’s Strategic Thinking at a Critical Juncture

Full Story >Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, is in a precarious situation.