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Trump s Dangerous Game with Iran IRGC Designation and the
Trump’s Dangerous Game with Iran: IRGC Designation and the Possible Consequences

Regardless of their political backgrounds, a substantial amount of Iranians will back the IRGC. Hence, the IRGC will...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Trump s U-Turn on Relations with ASEAN
Trump’s U-Turn on Relations with ASEAN

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister of Malaysia, stated that “there is a need for the U.S. President Donald Trump to...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Rise of China in Saudi Arabia s Foreign Policy
The Rise of China in Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia no longer considers the United States as its sole partner in global and regional politics.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How the US and Israel are Trying to Bring Iran
How the US and Israel are Trying to Bring Iran to its Knees

With the Trump administration, the U.S. government has launched a regime change discourse against Iran. The president has...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

What Awaits Venezuela A Military Coup or a Civil War
What Awaits Venezuela: A Military Coup or a Civil War?

The question is whether a civil war might break out in Venezuela. The possibility of a civil war is higher than that of a...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Trade Wars after the G20 Summit
Trade Wars after the G20 Summit

If Chinese President Xi Jinping does not offer big enough trade concessions in bilateral negotiations in the future, it is...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

US Sanctions on Iran and their Impact on the United
US Sanctions on Iran and their Impact on the United Arab Emirates

The U.S. decision not to include the UAE among the countries the Trump administration issued a waiver to is an indication...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship
Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship

The U.S.-Turkey relationship is going through interesting times, as both allies are willing to work through their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

To Extradite or not to Extradite Fetullah Gulen Rumors in
To Extradite or not to Extradite Fetullah Gulen? Rumors in the Press

With various sources claiming different stories, if the Trump administration has actually considered the extradition of...

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Will Growing Economies By-Pass the US in Iran Sanctions
Will Growing Economies By-Pass the US in Iran Sanctions?

Following the Trump administration's sanctions on Iran, growing economies that are highly dependent on imported energy...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Trump and the New House of Cards
Trump and the New House (of Cards)

The midterms created a split in Congress, which promises major political showdowns between the President and House...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What are the Regional Effects of Heavier Sanctions against Iran
What are the Regional Effects of Heavier Sanctions against Iran?

The possibility that Tehran might give up hope of a political resolution due to reasons such as the crippling economy due...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Khashoggi Murder Should Make Trump Probe Yemen and End War
Khashoggi Murder Should Make Trump Probe Yemen and End War Once and for All

Trump needs to show the Saudi Crown Prince the errors of his ways before it’s too late. And Yemen would be a good start...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Turkey-US Relations How to Save a Bent Relationship From Being
Turkey-US Relations: How to Save a Bent Relationship From Being Broken?

Perhaps the right way to interpret the recent warming in the bilateral relations is about the American recognition of...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Campaign process driving polarization in US
Campaign process driving polarization in US

The polarized atmosphere in the U.S. keeps increasing as midterm elections approach, offering an alarming picture of the...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fear and loathing in the Middle East
Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Having eliminated his rivals within the House of Saud, MBS was widely seen as the man who would call the shots for the...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Khashoggi case A litmus test for the Saudi state
The Khashoggi case: A litmus test for the Saudi state

The Khashoggi murder pushes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become more dependent on global powers, in particular the...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

US-Saudi Relations in a New Perspective
US-Saudi Relations in a New Perspective

President Trump has been clear that human rights and democracy promotion do not form part of his foreign policy agenda. He...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Politics in the Middle East after the Khashoggi Murder
Politics in the Middle East after the Khashoggi Murder

“The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is an extraordinary situation as it was committed in the consulate. It’s difficult to find...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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