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US Imposes Sweeping New Sanctions On Iranian Financial Sector

The Trump Administration unilaterally imposed sweeping Sanctions on Iran's financial sector in a move that critics say could have unintended consequences, including...

In A Sign Of A Shifting Middle East Dynamic, Israel & Bahrain Sign Agreement Normalizing Diplomatic Ties

President Donald Trump announced on September 11 that Bahrain would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel, following the United Arab Emirates, in...

Iranian Parliament Passes Sweeping Anti-Israel Legislation

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) approved a bill on May 18 including a list of measures against Israel, such as the establishment of...

OurWeek In Politics (March 4, 2020-March 11, 2020

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In Democratic Super Tuesday Primary Race, Joe Biden and...

Analysis of the 2020 Iranian Parliamentary Elections

The Iranian conservatives will dominate the country's new parliament following an election marked by the lowest voter turnout in decades, according to state...

OurWeek In Politics (December 12, 2019-December 19, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

OurWeek in Politics (May 6, 2019-May 13, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Trump's Tax Returns Leaked, Revealing Decade of Business...

OurYear in Politics: 2018

Here are the main political events that occurred throughout the past year. From Trump's bizarre antics to foreign policy triumphs and...

OurWeek in Politics (9/18-9/25/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. North and South Korea Hold Summit, Commit to "Era of No War" In their...

OurWeek In Politics (8/5-8/13/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Re-imposes Sanctions On Iran Three Months After Withdraw From Nuclear Agreement On August...

“Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses President Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement. On May 8, President Donald Trump pulled...

OurWeek In Politics (5/20-5/27/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Puts Forward New Trump Administration Policy Towards Iran   In...

OurWeek in Politics (4/7-4/14/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US, UK, and France Bomb Syria Over "Suspected" Chemical Weapons Attack The US and...

OurWeek In Politics (2/11-2/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Florida School Shooting Leave 17 Dead, 15 Wounded On February 14, a mass shooting...

OurWeek In Politics (12/24-12/30/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Major Protests Break Out in Iran On December 28, a series of protest broke...

OurWeek in Politics (11/5-11/11/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Democrats Sweep Virginia and New Jersey Gubernatorial Elections Voters in Virginia and...

“Origins of the crisis in Yemen” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the background of the current political crisis in Yemen. Yemen is located in the Southwestern part of the Middle...

Our Week In Politics #9 (10/8-10/15/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Decertifies The Iran Nuclear Deal On October 13, President...

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response

This video by Caspian Report discusses the Islamic conquest of Persia (Present-day Iran) during the 7th Century AD. The rise of Islam as a...

Iran Country Profile

*(This article was originally posted on December 30, 2016, but was updated in response to President Trump's visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel and...

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East

A major debate within public policy is the ideal foreign policy that the US should follow with regards to the Middle East. some argue...

Analysis of the 2017 Iranian Presidential Election

This Friday, the 12th Iranian Presidential Election is set to be held. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is running for a second term and faces...

The Political System of Iran

Since the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution, there has been much analysis by political scientists and political leaders as to what makes up the Iranian political...

ISIS: How and Where they Came From

One major foreign policy issue facing the world over the past few years is the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)....

“Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” Article Review

In his most recent Foreign Affairs article “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” political scientist Kenneth Waltz explores the background behind the debate over...

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OurWeek In Politics (October 14, 2020-October 21, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 2020 Elections: Republicans On Offense In...

2020 Election: Early Voting, Absentee Votes, Exceed 2016 Total In Majority Of States

Early Voting counts show a record level of civic participation before Election Day. The tens of millions of ballots already cast show highly...

Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Stall As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Comes Out Against Proposed Relief Bill

Congressional negotiations on a substantial Coronavirus relief bill took a modest step forward on October 20, though time is running out and...

In Victory For Voting Rights Advocates, US Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pennsylvania’s Mail-In Ballot Counting Procedures

The Supreme Court turned down an appeal from Pennsylvania’s Republican leaders on October 19 and left in place a ruling that says...