The International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah) has issued the Iran Case File (ICF) for July 2022. The file provides readers in general and researchers in particular with an in-depth analysis and overview of Iran’s variant interactions and affairs. The file is divided into three main parts: Internal Affairs, Arab Affairs, and International Affairs.
The Ideological File discusses four main topics: the strategy to counter terrorism discussed at the Jeddah summit hosted in July 2022, the increasing anti-hijab protests in Iran, the Iranian government’s reaction to such protests. The Political File reviews the internal reactions to the Jeddah and Tehran summits, shedding light on the indications, outcomes and timing. The Economic File analyzes two topics: the economic dimension of the Jeddah and Tehran summits and Iran’s economic losses and gains in this regard. The Military File discusses two topics: the US-Israel announcement to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the implications of Iran’s drone deal with Russia.
Arab Affairs reviews Iran’s relations with the Gulf states, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. The Iran and Gulf file sheds light on the Jeddah summit and the regional challenges as well as Iran’s reactions to the summit. As for Yemen, the file discusses how the Yemeni issue was tackled in the summit and the position of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council on the summit. Further, the file analyzes Iraq’s relations in light of six main issues: the presence of Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the Jeddah summit, Iraqi crises, the roots of Sadr and Maliki disagreements, the significance of the timing of the audio leaks, the implications of the leaks on the country’s internal crises, finally the possible actors behind the leaks. The last part of Arab Affairs discusses Syria with a particular focus on two topics: the summit of the guarantor states of the Astana process and the Jeddah summit, and the security of the Syrian-Jordanian borders.
International Affairs evaluates Iran’s relations with the United States and Europe. As for Iran-US relations, the file covers three main topics: the Jerusalem Declaration and US-Israeli coordination on Iran, the Jeddah summit to reassure allies, and the Tehran summit to counterbalance recent US moves. As for Iran-Europe relations, the file reviews the controversial Belgian prisoner swap legislation and rising European tensions over the future of the nuclear talks.