For Albawaba, Visiting Scholar Ali Alfoneh commented on the origins of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran as well as its economic activities. He also discussed anti-regime protests in Iran for Kristeligt Dagblad.
Senior Resident Scholar Karen E. Young commented on the Saudi-Canadian diplomatic dispute for The Wall Street Journal. Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan also commented on the dispute for AFP, The Washington Post, and The National.
Appearing on Iran International TV, Visiting Scholar Ali Alfoneh discussed Major General Qassim Suleimani’s warnings to President Donald Trump. Alfoneh also discussed the relationship of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the Iranian government for Radio Farda and he spoke about Iran’s parliamentary crisis with Alhurra.
Senior Resident Scholar Karen E. Young and Non-Resident Fellow Taimur Khan presented new research on Gulf Cooperation Council and Horn of Africa relations at the 2018 Gulf Research Meeting at the University of Cambridge.
Speaking with BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and BBC World Service’s Newshour, Visiting Scholar Ali Alfoneh discussed Iran’s Major General Qassim Suleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and his role in Iranian politics.