‘Death to America’ in the Age of Gozayesh: Iran’s Internal Struggle to Accept the Nuclear Deal
It’s not just the United States where the nuclear deal is controversial. In Iran, it has set the stage for an epic battle between the conservative and reformist elements of Iranian politics.
The dynamic in the Middle East is changing. Recent events have pushed Turkey towards a more activist position against Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdish forces, which is shaping the response of other regional players, and leading to new alliances that will impact the future of Syria, Iraq, and the wider region.
The core of the struggle surrounding the Iran nuclear deal is not how it would advance the interests of the United States, but rather how the deal is being perceived.
While a historic and highly controversial nuclear deal awaits final approval by the US Congress, a debate on its regional and international fallout is raging across the globe. The agreement is indeed a huge gamble. Will it hold? Will it ease Middle East tensions, or will it further destabilize the region?
Challenging US Preeminence: China’s Grand Strategy and the Monroe Doctrine
Scott N. Romaniuk & Marinko Bobić
What do plans to build a Chinese rival to the Panama Canal in Nicaragua say about the fall of the Monroe Doctrine and the rise of China as a global power?
This past week has seen a sea change in Turkey’s foreign policy, one that threatens to upend the last bastions of stability in an otherwise chaotic region.
Oil discoveries can be a curse in countries with sectarian fault lines and a weak rule of law.