Carnegie's Karim Sadjadpour argues that the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Middle East is becoming increasingly hard-edged.
Moscow’s relations with Tehran are currently much more cooperative than competitive, although the two countries’ foreign policy goals don’t always align.
The recent Saudi execution of a prominent Shia cleric and the subsequent attack on their embassy in Iran has heightened tensions across the Gulf.
The Iranian nuclear agreement presents an opportunity to take a first step toward creating a new security order in the Gulf, one that could improve relations between Iran and the Gulf Arab states and facilitate a lessening of the U.S. military commitment.
The United States has gone from the victory-at-any-cost mindset of World War II to the exit-at-any-cost mindset of the Obama years.
The recent nuclear agreement with Iran will likely have far-reaching effects on conflicts across the Middle East, particularly the war in Yemen.
This podcast examines the key parts of the Iran deal and President Barack Obama’s foreign policy strategy in the Middle East.
It is too early to tell whether or not the recently signed Iran deal will have a drastic effect on Iran’s domestic political climate.
While a rapprochement between the United States and Iran is unlikely, a warming of relations between Europe and Iran is at least as promising.
It remains to be seen how much oil and gas Iran will bring to the markets, but the uncertainty will not stop zealous investors from chasing potential opportunities.