Experts often discuss Iran’s intention to continue pursuing a nuclear breakout strategy. However, a look through an Iranian perspective and its tenuous Islamic project says otherwise.
The “Three State Solution” for Iraq: What are the Consequences of Iraqi Kurdish Independence?
Iraqi Kurdish Independence on the Horizon. Roderick Ramsden discusses the plight for independence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and explores the potential consequences for the rest of Iraq.
Saudi-Iranian Rivalry Politicizes OPEC and Derails Doha Deal
Adlan Taramov analyzes recent OPEC Doha meeting and its outcome in the context of global oil price war and Saudi-Iran rivalry.
Will Middle East tensions lead to lower oil prices?
How will tensions in the Middle East affect oil prices?
Iran’s Iraqi Proxy War and the Potential Virtues of a Tehran-Washington Partnership
Should the United States work with Iran in the fight against ISIS? Sandy Vingoe considers the benefits of such a partnership.
The Syrian Spectacle: Paradigm Shift
Hasan Siddiqui guides the discussion of shifting U.S. policy in Syria, tying in Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations and discontentment from America’s regional allies.
The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still My Enemy: Iraq’s Shi’a Militias
Trevor Schenk analyzes the rise of Shi’a militias fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, and why this could be detrimental to the long term goal of creating a stable Iraq.
Breaking Point: Hyperextending Hizbullah
Hasan Siddiqui’s outlook on the current situation in the Levant and Hezbollah’s capacity therein.