Several factors that led to the fall of the Roman Empire, can clearly be seen in the problems now facing the Iranian regime. When the Roman Empire was close to collapse, it had been notching up...Iranian regime’s history of violent crackdowns against dissent
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The disturbances we are witnessing today on the streets of Iran are the result of decades of oppression by the clerical regime and of the world’s neglect in allowing the regime to continue...ANALYSIS: Decoding Iran and Hezbollah’s desires for Lebanon
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Al Arabiya English. The importance of Hezbollah for Iran as an overseas...ANALYSIS: Why Saad Hariri faced threat from both Iran and Hezbollah
While considering the manner in which Saad Hariri had to resign as Lebanon’s prime minister, it has to be realized that Hezbollah controls around 25 percent of that country’s territory and...ANALYSIS: Why Obama’s mistakes in the Middle East should never be repeated
For decades, the US took military action against states it deemed were a threat to it; but it has refrained from taking any military action against Iran – even though the latter’s radical...ANALYSIS: History of the IRGC’s grooming of top al-Qaeda members
There will always be those that ridicule the idea of a pact between Iran and al-Qaeda, due to the Shiite/Sunni divide, but it has been proven many times over, how Shiite Iran will side with radical...