First in a two-part series, this backgrounder traces the origins and earliest deployments of Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit: the Wagner Group.
Examining the ways in which Tehran utilizes its ‘axis of resistance’ to shore up its overall geopolitical position.
Examining the ideological underpinnings, goals, and challenges concerning Iranian grand strategy, as understood by the desire to establish a ‘Shiite Crescent’ across the Greater Middle East.
The message sent by the attack is loud and clear: if certain parties don’t get what they want from the new government, they won’t hesitate to advance their interests through violence.
Cairo is moving to situate itself at the heart of the post-COVID global trade order.
Despite claims otherwise, Tehran’s involvement in the South Caucasus is all about Turkey, not Israel.
Though it won’t be easy, a new census would go far in solving the country’s protracted political crisis.
The mismanagement of Lebanon is almost criminally negligent. But perhaps that’s the point.
Doha has spent years building political capital with the Taliban. Now it will have an opportunity to spend it.
Though short on details, the recent China-Iran deal could one day be looked back on as a seminal moment in the geopolitics of the Middle East.