Younes Mahmoudieh

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    The Trump administration’s labelling of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group highlights the United States’ unfamiliarity with Iranian politics and society

The Trump administration’s labelling of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group highlights the United States’ unfamiliarity with Iranian politics and society

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In late April, the Trump administration announced it would be designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. Younes Mahmoudieh argues that the designation highlights the United States’ unfamiliarity with Iranian politics and society; while it has been criticized by Western governments and commentators the IRGC is a source of ideological and national pride for the […]

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    Trump has undone the years of progress in US-Iran relations achieved under Obama

Trump has undone the years of progress in US-Iran relations achieved under Obama

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Nearly four years ago, the US, along with five other countries agreed to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for the curtailment of the country’s nuclear programs. While this agreement helped thaw US-Iranian relations during the Obama administration, President Trump’s withdrawal from the deal has seen a massive decline in engagement between the two countries and a return to […]

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