Geopolitics

Iran

Why Iran Opposes Azerbaijan’s Zangezur Corridor Project

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, fought from September to November 2020, ended with a significant victory...

GCC

How Could Turkey-Gulf Relations Transform in a Post-AKP Turkey

Over the past two years, we have witnessed a significant diplomatic rapprochement between Turkey and...

Iran

In the Rearview Mirror: The Case of Iranian Influence in Bosnia

As an important actor in the wider Islamic world, Iran wields some soft power clout...

GCC

“Dust Diplomacy” and Climate Change May Bring Gulf States Toget...

The Middle East in recent years has seen an unprecedented number of sand and dust...

Iran

An Uneasy Equilibrium: Russia-Iran-Turkey Trilateral Relations

On July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Tehran—his second official...

Bahrain

Why the Qatar-Bahrain Rift Long Predates the 2017 Gulf Crisis

On the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, the Qatari Amir Shaykh Tamim...

GCC

The Regional Contest Over Iraq’s Electricity

Iraq has remained a contested geopolitical arena since the 2003 invasion. As Iran’s primacy in...

Iran

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

UAE

The UAE-Iran Rapprochement: Causes and Effects

Earlier this month, Anwar Gargash, a diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President...

Iran

Identity is a Central Factor in Russia-Iran Relations

Five months after the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia President Vladimir Putin met...

Iran

The Iranian Conundrum: Analyzing Divergent Saudi and Israeli Security Dilem...

With Saudi Arabia opening the country’s air space to all air carriers, including Israeli flights,...

Iran

Pursuing A Precarious Peace: Examining the Turkey-Iran Relationship

Turkey and Iran have a long, tumultuous, and, at times, contentious history. The border between...

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