Will the Release of the Adrian Darya-1 Affect U.S.-UK relations?

by Abdulaziz Kilani Authorities in Gibraltar decided on Thursday to release the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1, which they was seized last month. The vessel was detained for allegedly breaching European Union sanctions by shipping oil to Syria. Tehran has… Continue Reading  

Boris’ Band of Brexiteers Could Spell Disaster for Palestine

by Nick McAlpin In Europe, Brexit will undoubtedly come to define recently elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tenure. In the Middle East, however, his leadership of the Conservative Party may soon see the UK government align itself even more firmly… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Actions Could Increase Foreign Military Presence in the Persian Gulf

by Shireen T. Hunter Since Iran’s seizure of a British tanker, the Stena Impero, in the Persian Gulf on July 19, calls have increased for the creation of a naval force made up of several European states to ensure the… Continue Reading  

Iranian Seizure of British Tanker Adds to Gulf Volatility

by Aveek Sen Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on July 20 that they had seized the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz. It was seen as a tit-for-tat move in retaliation for the British detention of the Iranian… Continue Reading  

Prime mover: Boris Johnson and the UK-Iran Crisis

by Julien Barnes-Dacey and Ellie Geranmayeh As Boris Johnson becomes UK prime minister, his first foreign policy test is not Brexit but managing an unexpected crisis with Iran. The Iranian seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz… Continue Reading