Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an easy target (Mexican-American War 1846, Korea...

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

Overview U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the global economy.  In what amounts to an...

Zarif’s “Resignation”, A Delicate Balance between...

The shocking resignation of Tehran’s Foreign Minister and chief diplomat ...

Gulf States Split on Iran

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on unity among the Gulf Cooperation...

GIF’s Annual Forecast 2019

Gulf International Forum (GIF) presents our 2019 forecast. As the new year is upon us, please read GIF’s projections for what 2019 may...

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has ...

Top Iran Expert Says Tehran May Seek to Wait Out Trump Administration

Even as debilitating U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry remain slated to snap back in November, Tehran may seek to maintain...

Trump and Rouhani Flip Scripts at the U.N.

The traditional scripts were flipped during Tuesday’s dueling addresses by U.S...

Iran had Big Plans for its Tourism Industry, then the US Reintroduced...

Iran’s once optimistic tourism industry has been left in disarray following...

US Agrees to Work with India on Iran Oil Imports Ahead of Sanctions:...

The US has committed to working with India on reducing its Iranian oil imports ahead of sanctions that are scheduled to return in November,...

Trump Reimposes Sanctions on Iran. Now What?

Under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the United States agreed to relax sanctions on Iran. But the...

Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ Plan to Counter Iran Draws...

President Trump’s plan to gather Arab Gulf leaders in Washington for an October summit...