Author Archives: Behnam Ben Taleblu

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

Analysis: What the Gaza war means for Iran

As the war in Gaza continues, Iran’s political, military, and religious calculations ascribe similar but not identical values to the ongoing conflict. The ways in which Iranian leaders codify events on the ground vary depending on their interests at home and abroad.

Iran’s Levantine strategy

Sentiments expressed recently on an online forum about the allegiances of Hezbollah run deeper than Lebanon, offering insight into Iranian strategic thinking about the Levant and the Middle East.