The relevant question for the big men from Moscow to Riyadh in 2016 is: can their countries survive in a world of such low oil prices?Read more
Category Archives: Iran
Put simply, Assad needs reinforcements, ones from a modern, mechanized military. Putin and Assad have apparently reached an agreement to make this happen.Read more
The Iranian Nuclear Agreement: What Does it Mean for US Diplomacy and International Trade in the Middle East?
An agreement with Iran would call into question existing US alliances in the Middle East and lead to increased Russian influence in the region.Read more
Despite a long history of antagonism, the recent rise of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, has placed the United States and Iran in the rather unique situation of being on the same side of the conflict against this terrorist organization.Read more
Over the past year, the discussion surrounding Iran’s nuclear program has shifted from unequivocal distrust to hopeful rationalism. Some critics, like Ray Takeyh or Dennis Ross, have remained skeptical, urging the P5+1, the group of six countries negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, to maintain pressure on Iran, blaming the clerics for subjecting Iranians to economic hardship for theRead more