• Diwan

    A Frenchman in Washington

    How did Emmanuel Macron approach Donald Trump on the Middle East at their summit last week?

    • Deal Breaker

      Scrapping the Iran nuclear deal could further empower undemocratic forces in Tehran and lead to increased destabilization of the Middle East.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      Where French President Macron Stands on the Iran Nuclear Deal

      Despite a warm relationship between the two leaders, President Trump’s threats to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal risk creating complications for President Macron.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      Macron Tries to Sell Trump on New Iran Deal

      French President Emmanuel Macron sees his visit to Washington, DC as a chance for U.S. President Donald Trump to address some of his concerns with the existing Iran nuclear deal while still saving the deal itself.

      • Op-Ed

      Iran’s Real Enemy in Syria

      Distilled to its essence, Tehran’s steadfast support for Assad is not driven by the geopolitical or financial interests of the Iranian nation, nor the religious convictions of the Islamic Republic, but by a visceral hatred for the state of Israel.

      • Op-Ed

      The Friend of My Enemy

      As Pakistan balances cooperation with Iran and its relationship with Saudi Arabia, Indo-Saudi relations are on the rise and Iran continues to play India and Pakistan against each other for its own gain.

      • Article

      Prospects for Change in Iranian Foreign Policy

      • Mahmood Sariolghalam
      • February 20, 2018

      Iran boasts that its foreign policy is driven by fighting injustice rather than furthering the state’s economic interests. This may restrain possibilities for reform.

      • Op-Ed

      India, Iran, and a Divided Middle East

      India must recognize the reality of regional conflicts in the Middle East and limit their impact on India’s ability to secure its goals in the region.

      • Article

      Tehran’s Shia Foreign Legions

      • Ali Alfoneh
      • January 30, 2018

      As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.

      • Diwan

      Twilight of the Mullahs?

      In an interview, author Andrew Scott Cooper suggests that we are entering a new phase in Iran.

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