The Iran Deal is Dead, Long Live the Iran Deal


by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj With the news that John Bolton will be Trump’s new national security advisor, the death of the Iran Deal is all but assured. Bolton has vocally advocated for war with Iran, which he sees not as an… Continue Reading  

Europe, Iran Baffled by US Position on Nuclear Deal


by Mohammad Ghaderi and Javad Heiran-Nia During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “the worst deal ever” for the US. In his first State of the Union address in January, Trump called on Congress… Continue Reading  

Adelson-Funded Friends of Israel Excuse European Alt-Right’s Anti-Semitism


by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton A familiar group of super-hawkish, anti-Iran U.S. billionaires has been spending millions of dollars on a rather eclectic and somewhat bizarre organization of mainly foreign leaders. This organization, the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII),… Continue Reading  

Can Sudan Manage Economic Discontent amid Volatile Geopolitics?


by Magnus Taylor There was guarded hope in Khartoum when the U.S. government removed many of its economic and trade sanctions on Sudan in October 2017. Officials thought Washington would move forward with normalising relations, the next step being to… Continue Reading  

Arab Neoconservatives and Peace in the Persian Gulf


by Eldar Mamedov  Recent years have seen a rise of what could be described as Arab neoconservatives: ambitious leaders such as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed.… Continue Reading