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Assessing Iran’s Threat Potential to the UAE

UAE officials have viewed Iran as a danger for many years, which is why Abu Dhabi lobbied the Trump administration to pursue “maximum pressure” against Tehran Iran condemned the United Arab Emirates for signing the Abraham Accords with Israel last August, with Kayhan Daily,...


Is Russia Preparing to Get Closer to Iran in the Biden Era?

Even facing the new, aggressive U.S. campaign, Russia will view Iran through the great power competition framework Moscow is preparing to counter President Biden’s stringent policy against Russia, that was depicted as the “biggest threat” to the U.S. Recent remarks by Russian officials suggest that Moscow ...


Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation

... both sides, act as a stepping stone towards the restoration of bilateral cooperation in other areas. Regional conflicts The second area of mutual concern are the regional conflicts in the Middle East, Syria and Libya, as well as the nuclear problem in Iran and North Korea. It is unlikely that we will see any bilateral agreements on these issues in the near future. That said, the parties would certainly benefit from dialogue, given that both Russia and the United States have their own geopolitical and ...


International Experts Discuss Latest Trends in Political Development in the Islamic Republic of Iran

..., with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa took place. High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Iran, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the latest trends in political development in the Islamic Republic of Iran in advance of the presidential elections in the summer of 2021, the changing balance of power between ...


Russia and Iran in Syria and Beyond: Challenges Ahead

RIAC and IRAS Working Paper #59/2020 RIAC and the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies Working Paper #59/2020 This paper aims to analyze the pivotal points of the Middle Eastern crises and to which extent the interests of Moscow and Tehran overlap or contradict each other. Some of the key issues of the political situation ...


The Biden Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal: More Constraints than Possibilities

... relief Analysts are already predicting the steps of the new US administration led by Joe Biden. One of the most interesting areas where Joe Biden can act and emphasize the difference in approaches with the Trump administration is the so-called “Iran nuclear deal”. Nevertheless, many factors could undermine this yet to be approved decision. Bridging the gaps between Washington and Tehran could be met with a number of problems, and the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh ...


Russia, Iraq Face OPEC+ Cuts, Look to New Deals

While Iraq's dependence on imported Iranian electricity continues to worry Washington, the key to breaking this energy dependence lies in the development of its own gas fields Iraq is one of the few countries to benefit from the Iranian sanctions’ exemptions. The United States has repeatedly ...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... it safe. For example, on July 8, 2020, Amazon, the biggest American e-commerce platform, decided to pay the U.S. Treasury retroactively a voluntary sum of 134,523 U.S. dollars for supplying goods and services to Syria (as well as to the sanctioned Iran and Crimea) for the period from November 5, 2011, to October 18, 2018. In seemingly friendly Lebanon, which is in dire need of Western donor assistance to overcome its own crisis, the authorities seem to be ready to do anything to avoid falling under ...


Political Transformations in Iran: How to Keep up with the Times

Specific features of its spiritual tradition, its values and the institutional framework permit the system to adapt to the changing social environment and allow for improvising when handling forms of political governance As sporadic protests occur in Iran, some experts claim that regime changes are inevitable, listing the adverse economic situation, corruption and unprecedented pressure of the sanctions among the principal factors behind the instability. It appears, however, that Iran's political ...


USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond?

The worst scenario for the United States is the consolidated actions of Moscow and Beijing on military-technical cooperation with Iran on the basis of Resolution 2231 A new round of escalation of US sanctions pressure on Iran is taking place in connection with Tehran’s “violation” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (hereinafter referred to as the JCPOA or “nuclear ...


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