Saeid Golkar

Saeid Golkar

Saeid Golkar is assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and  Senior Fellow on Iran Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Iran

There is no hope for political reform led by Iranian moderates

However, the current US maximum pressure strategy will not result in political change either.

There is no hope for political reform led by Iranian moderates

Middle East

Is Iran on the verge of another revolution?

And will it be a 'Kaveh' or an 'Alexander the Great' who leads it?

Is Iran on the verge of another revolution?

Iran

Ebrahim Raisi: The cleric who could end Iranian hopes for change

The conservative hardliner is the most likely successor of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Ebrahim Raisi: The cleric who could end Iranian hopes for change

Iran

Why Ayatollah Khamenei will not negotiate with Trump

Ayatollah Khamenei wants to leave a lasting legacy behind and submitting to the US cannot be part of it.

Why Ayatollah Khamenei will not negotiate with Trump

Iran

Is a military coup possible in Iran?

IRGC staff changes and talk of the merits of a 'military president' suggest that a coup might be under consideration.

Is a military coup possible in Iran?

Iran

The next supreme leader could transform Iran

What happens after Ayatollah Khamenei leaves office or dies?

The next supreme leader could transform Iran

Iran

Iran's election: It's not about moderates or hardliners

Presidential election is going to determine whether the rationalisation and normalisation of Iran is going to continue.

Iran's election: It's not about moderates or hardliners