EU-Saudi Relations After Khashoggi: Business as Usual?

Emmanuel Macron (Alexandros Michailidis via Shutterstock)

by Eldar Mamedov More than one month after the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul, the issue refuses to fade away into oblivion. As part of an effort to keep it on the agenda,… Continue Reading  

INF Treaty and Iran: Is Trump Playing an Old Card?

Vladimir Putin and John Bolton

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi In his recent high-profile visit to Moscow, National Security Adviser John Bolton bluntly told his hosts that the United States would not back down from its announced plan to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Scorched Earth Tour of Europe

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by Mitchell Plitnick Like many other US citizens, I get very nervous every time Donald Trump goes to meet with foreign leaders. Whether they are friend, foe, competitor, or ally, it seems almost inevitable that Trump will find a creative… Continue Reading  

How War and Weapons Trading Are Fueling the Global Refugee Crisis

Syrian refugee centre on the Turkish border (Wikimedia Commons)

by William Hartung Few would argue that the world faces a refugee crisis, but not nearly enough is being done to prevent the creation of new refugees or to help those already displaced from their homes. And while statistics can’t… Continue Reading  

A New Security Order Needed in the Persian Gulf

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by Javad Heiran-Nia Late last year in Manama, Bahrain, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Persian Gulf oil monarchies that the United Kingdom’s anti-Iran posture would remain unchanged under her leadership. Iranian “influence fuels instability in the region,” she told… Continue Reading