Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh is a freelance journalist and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden.

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?