Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!

Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries) have not been easy. To...

We Should Have Seen It Coming

We should have seen the box into which our actions against Iran have put us; the signposts were glaring neon lights. Unfortunately,...

Drone Strike in Saudi Arabia Potentially Broadens Perception of...

Over the course of the Trump Presidency, there has been one crucial variable missing in its justification for escalation with Iran: a direct...

Could Turkey Lower the Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

Recently, President Erdogan has declared that the U.S. sanctions placed on Iran are against international law. He is not alone in expressing...

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...