Iran Nuke Deal Would Be a Mixed Bag for Azerbaijan

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by Eldar Mamedov A lot still has to happen before a deal to monitor Iran’s nuclear program can be implemented. But if it goes through, Azerbaijan could face a diplomatic quandary. Representatives of the 5+1 group (comprising the United States,… Continue Reading  

A Reset in EU-Turkey Relations?

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by Eldar Mamedov When the European Parliament delegation visited Turkey last week—chaired by the influential chairman of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee Elmar Brok, a German Christian-Democrat—both the president of the Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu… Continue Reading  

How Bibi’s Speech Plays in Tehran

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by Eldar Mamedov When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress, he insisted that Iran is much more desperate than the US to get a nuclear deal. Therefore, if more pressure is applied on Iran to get what Netanyahu calls… Continue Reading  

Iranophobia Complicates the Fight against ISIS

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by Eldar Mamedov As the March deadline for a political framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran approaches, Iran’s regional rivals have ratcheted up their opposition to a deal. The preferred line of attack now seems to be that the… Continue Reading  

EU Realignment on Saudi Arabia and Iran?

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by Eldar Mamedov In a rare move, the European Parliament (EP) recently adopted a strongly worded resolution condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia by a vote of 460 to 153. The focus of the resolution was Raif Badawi, a… Continue Reading