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UANI Research and Analysis

  • Date Published: August 20, 2014    

    A timeline of the Iranian regime's acts of terrorism.

  • Date Published: July 25, 2014     Last Updated: December 3, 2014

    Quds Day ("Jerusalem Day"), held on the last Friday of Ramadan, is an annual day of protest organized by the Iranian government against Israel.  While nominally about Jerusalem, the Quds Day rally serves as a forum for regime figures to call for hostilities against Israel and the liberation of Palestine, envisaging the inevitable elimination of the "Zionist regime."

  • Date Published: April 3, 2014    

    Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program has long depended on external assistance from other states, particularly North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK). The DPRK has been instrumental in the development of Iran’s ballistic missile program, with Iran-DPRK missile cooperation dating back to the 1980s.

  • Date Published: April 2, 2014    

    The Iranian-Syrian alliance stretches back over three decades, constituting one of the most enduring alliances among authoritarian regimes in the region. Officials of the Iranian regime have gone so far as to refer to Syria as "the 35th province [of Iran] and a strategic province for us."

  • Date Published: January 9, 2014    

    Under the Islamic Republic of Iran’s velayat-e faqih (guardianship of the jurist) system of government, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is the most powerful political official in Iran. Given the power vested in Ayatollah Khamenei's position, understanding his political and ideological views—"In His Own Words"—is crucial to understanding the Iranian regime’s current domestic and foreign policies.

  • Date Published: January 3, 2014    

    UANI analyzes the presidency of Hassan Rouhani for signs that the Iranian regime is changing its dangerous and threatening behavior. Optimism in some circles has been encouraged by a change in rhetoric and tone from Rouhani and other senior regime figures. However, while the new Iranian President speaks the language of conciliation, as it stands, the regime's nuclear program and odious behavior continue.

  • Date Published: December 6, 2013    

    The key figures pertaining to Iran's nuclear progress.

  • Date Published: December 1, 2013    

    Overview of U.S. states that have enacted contracting legislation or divestment measures that restrict taxpayer funds from going to companies doing business with Iran. Features an interactive map.