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Author: Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Parsing the Iran portions of the 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment

On select measures of the Iran threat, the 2018 document is remarkably consistent with themes…

Analysis: Reported link between Houthi and Iranian ballistic missiles

At the strategic level, if Iran’s provision of ballistic missiles to the Houthi rebels is…

FAQ after allegations of another ballistic missile test by Tehran

Getting the right answers on allegations surrounding an alleged Iranian ballistic missile launch requires asking…

Iranian media reports missile strike in Syria

Iranian press outlets report that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has fired missiles from…

Reading Iran’s Reaction To US Missile Strikes In Syria

Iran's political elite have weighed-in on the recent US cruise missile strikes in Syria and…

Analysis: Reading Tehran’s security establishment on the strike in Sanaa

A deeper look at a recent airstrike in Sanaa by the Saudi-led military coalition, where…

Shifting sands in air base drama between Tehran and Moscow

Iranian media has reported that Russian use of the Hamedan air base (also known as…

Analysis: Iranian Reactions to Operation Decisive Storm

As Operation Decisive Storm got underway, Iranian outlets, analysts, and elites all prepared to frame…