The landslide victory of Ekrem Imamoglu as mayor of Istanbul constitutes a threat to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hegemony.
The most obvious reason for the delayed release of Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan is Israel’s unsettled electoral politics. But Palestinian opposition and Arab apathy also limit its prospects.
When and if Tehran is ready to talk, the differences between Trump and Khamenei present further obstacles.
The Trump administration has conveyed no clear or realistic goals that would be served by the use of military force against Iran.
Turkish, U.S., and European maneuvers continue around northern Syria, where the fighting has escalated.
U.S. acquiescence to Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank could make Washington’s peace efforts irrelevant.
Ali Vaez discusses Iran’s dwindling options as tensions flare with the United States.
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The Trump administration needs to stop taking Israel and Saudi advice on Iran and instead look to its own needs and interests.
There is one thing that the war avoiders and the warmongers should be able to agree on: the need to prevent an accidental or unintended conflict between the United States and Iran.