Arash M. Akbari's blog

Arash M. Akbari

The author is a BA in International Law and Relations from John Curtin University of Australia, a MA candidate of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, RIAC intern

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July 29, 2022

In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been under consecutive comprehensive economic sanctions by the United States and to an extent by the international community. Sanctions in which were designed by the U.S. to politically and…

March 1, 2022

Twenty-five years after the Barcelona Declaration, the Mediterranean regional states have come across several security, economic, and political challenges in which places the stability agenda of this declaration under direct threats. Furthermore, the…

September 6, 2021

The volatile geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa and its unstable balance of power in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal have correspondingly influenced the political relations between Israel…

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