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Author: Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a Research Fellow focusing on Iran at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Analysis: Iranian Missile Strikes Against Kurdish Dissidents in Iraq

Iran’s willingness to resort to tactical SRBM launches against regional targets warrants a larger discussion about the country’s missile power…

Analysis: An Iranian SAM in the Arabian Peninsula

Last week, the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington D.C. released a nine-page primer on Iran’s continued support to Yemen’s Houthi…

A peek inside Houthi Rebel’s recent missile strikes in Saudi Arabia

Pro-Houthi media outlets like Yemen News Agency (SABA) reported that at least three types of projectiles were fired into the…

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 from past assessments. Yet, in…

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 confirmed, it could be seen…

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 the right questions. The following…

Iranian media reports missile strike in Syria

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

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 used the opportunity to plug…