An increased American pressure on Iran makes Tehran even more dependent on major US geopolitical adversaries — China and Russia The Trump administration has decided to designate Iran's Islamic Revolution’s Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. It is the first time when Washington includes into its list of terrorist organizations an official institution of a foreign state. Moreover, the IRGC is not just another institution, it is arguably the backbone ...
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... program issue would be replaced by some other major axe to grind. They did not have to wait long: now this axe is Iran’s missile program and the country’s destabilizing policy in the region, whose main conduit is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). For as long as U.S. Congress is discussing Trump’s proposals to modify the multilateral accord, optimists will keep hoping that this will remain “an element of internal political discussions within the framework of U.S. national legislation,...
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)