There is very little opportunity for the United States to have a controlled influence inside Iran. The United States should be pursuing its national interests vis-à-vis Iran’s policy in the region and the globe.
A discussion of the current state of the protests in Iran, how they affect the United States, and what role Washington can play, if any, in these protests.
Protests in Iran’s western provinces could disrupt oil production and the finances of the regime.
Demonstrations continue across Iran, but there are notable differences from the 2009 protests that rocked the country.
The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by President Trump was a political decision, not a foreign policy decision. It was about President Trump and his supporters, and not about moving the peace process forward.
By accepting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, Trump torpedoes the potential role of the U.S. as a neutral broker in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
Opening up to private sector investment is the only way forward for Arabian Gulf countries.
The political landscape remains unchanged and the National Liberation Front and the National Democratic Rally are likely to win the majority of the seats in the upcoming Algerian elections.
Saad Hariri's suspension of his resignation was due to the intervention of France and Egypt.
Saad Hariri's accommodating approach to Hezbollah fueled Saudi angst.
A U.S. strategy to address Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the challenges it poses regionally.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to undo the Iran Nuclear Deal hands leverage over to Iran, and reduces international confidence in the United States.
Egypt and Palestinian parties have strong tactical reasons to make the reconciliation deal work.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s doctrine aims to oppose former U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and the Iran deal is one of Obama’s signature foreign policy legacies.
As the U.S. and Iran find themselves on opposing sides of conflicts across the region, the Trump administration will decide in the coming weeks if they will recertify the Iran nuclear deal.
Amidst mounting concerns over Egypt’s human rights record, the Trump administration announced they would be withholding some military aid.
Increased tensions between the United States and Iran over the last couple days, along with U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls to end the Iran Nuclear Deal, could put Iran on the same path as North Korea as an imminent threat potentially needing military consideration.
The recent terrorist attack in Tehran is evidence that Iran is not immune to the effects of the ongoing regional turmoil.
A diplomatic crisis has hit the Gulf after six regional countries severed ties with Qatar.
Recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt have highlighted the ineffectiveness of both the military and the recently declared state of emergency.