Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh is a political analyst at Persis Media and PhD candidate at the department of political science at Sweden's Lund University. He was an intelligence analyst and policy advisor in Iran from 2008 to 2010. 

Middle East

Is Europe shifting towards the US on Iran?

EU blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, backs US call for talks on nuclear and regional security issues.

Is Europe shifting towards the US on Iran?

Middle East

How drone attacks on Saudi Aramco might blow up US-Iran tensions

Israeli air raids on Iranian-backed forces in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria may have spawned oil strikes, analyst suggests.

How drone attacks on Saudi Aramco might blow up US-Iran tensions

Yemen

Yemen escalation: Why Houthis ramp up attacks on Saudi Arabia

Houthi attacks on Saudi territory have markedly escalated, coinciding with increasing US pressure on Iran.

Yemen escalation: Why Houthis ramp up attacks on Saudi Arabia

Middle East

Is Iran to blame for suspected attacks on Gulf tankers?

Analysts examine US claim that Iran was behind the reported attacks on commercial ships near the Strait of Hormuz.

Is Iran to blame for suspected attacks on Gulf tankers?

Middle East

After the crackdown in Saudi Arabia, what could come next?

As three popular clerics could be executed at any moment, analysts warn increased repression may fuel further dissent.

After the crackdown in Saudi Arabia, what could come next?

Middle East

Why did Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif resign?

And what happens next?

Why did Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif resign?

Iran

What does Iran want in Afghanistan?

Tehran would favour a heterogeneous, if not divided, government in post-withdrawal Afghanistan.

What does Iran want in Afghanistan?

Israel

Bolsonaro and the Israeli-Iranian rivalry in South America

The new right-wing presidency in Brazil will likely hurt Iranian interests in South America.

Bolsonaro and the Israeli-Iranian rivalry in South America

Security

Manufacturing spies: Iran's campaign against 'infiltration'

Iranian security forces are accusing innocent academics of being spies to cover up their own failures and insecurities.

Manufacturing spies: Iran's campaign against 'infiltration'

Syria's War

Assad's strategic use of ISIL made his victory in Syria possible

The Syrian regime used groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda to undermine the opposition and seize territory.

Assad's strategic use of ISIL made his victory in Syria possible

Iran

Will Russia let Iran down to win the US over?

Russia sees itself as a superpower, not as Iran's equal. This is what dictates its policies towards Iran.

Will Russia let Iran down to win the US over?

Iran

ISIL attack in Iran: Why now and what will happen next?

The ISIL attack that left 16 people dead in Tehran may have grave implications at home and abroad.

ISIL attack in Iran: Why now and what will happen next?