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Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First?

... Iran to engage in diplomatic manoeuvring in its relations with the United States and its allies has narrowed considerably. The development of the current crisis began in May 2018, following the unilateral US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal (JCPOA). The Americans resumed heavy economic sanctions, blocking, among other things, the supply of Iranian oil to foreign markets. In May 2019, the situation began to deteriorate rapidly. On the one hand, the Americans further strengthened the sanctions,...


US–Iran Conflict Would Strengthen China’s Position in the Middle East

Any US action in Iran would profoundly benefit China’s interests in Iran and strengthen its position across the region China’s rise in the Middle East is not simply a case of debt-trap diplomacy or expanding Chinese influence, it requires an ideological shift to accommodate a new regional player and the process of institutional change that that brings. Any US action in Iran would profoundly benefit China’s interests in Iran and strengthen its position across the region. Inviting China’s capital...


Moscow’s Options in The Wake of A US Military Confrontation with Iran

The fall of Iran could undermine Moscow's capacity for balancing in the Middle East As US-Iran tensions are changing course beyond JCPOA and towards a possible military confrontation, the Russian factor is becoming more crucial. Russia's Middle East policy is marked with balancing acts that secure the country's role as an agile and effective balancing power. The fall of the Islamic ...


New Horizons of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Can the JCPOA become the basis of a new global nuclear non-proliferation regime? At the beginning of the 21st century, we were able to talk with some confidence about the obvious success of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the foundations of which had ...


Original Post: Helping Iran Make the Call

... a choice is a call. I will first comment on the excellent article by Director Kortunov and Ambassador Duclos, and then briefly make the case that Iran does not need to worry about choices, it just needs to make the call. Why the US Walked Away from JCPOA* I do worry about being blinded by my admiration for and devotion to President Donald Trump, but I think I am on safe ground when I suggest that the President walked away from JCPOA for two reasons: first, to fool the Zionists into thinking he was ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... disagreements notwithstanding, the broad international consensus is that it is impossible to kick Iran out of the Middle Eastern map, and that some modus vivendi with the Islamic Republic is indispensable. Andrey Kortunov: Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed? Four years ago, a protracted and very difficult multilateral negotiating process resulted in the signing of a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Many countries hoped that the success of the JCPOA would mark a turning point in Iran’s relations ...


Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed?

... economic and social development On May 8, 2019, Iran sent a message to Germany, Britain, China and Russia that it was suspending the fulfilment of certain obligations under the “Iranian nuclear deal” – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. In particular, Tehran refuses to comply with restrictions that were placed on the production of uranium and heavy water reserves. In addition, if Iran’s partners fail to fulfil their obligations “in the banking and oil fields sectors” within ...


Meng Wanzhou Case: The USA Is Dismantling Its Own Empire

... the USA. No “mutual understanding” will ever hold with the USA. Nothing holds with the USA longer than a few minutes or up to a few weeks, months — mostly a few short years — until the next Twit. Example1 : Iran enters into a written done deal JCPOA with the USA. The next president simply annuls it. This is not just about the current administration — it’s a feature of US ways of dealing with the world. A president Hillary Clinton might have done the same. All signatures by the USA are written ...


Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations

Working paper 42/2018 The Working paper was prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council as part of the project "Security System in the Middle East". This paper covers the issue of complex relations between Russia and Israel in the Middle East. The author analyzes in detail Russia’s role in the Israel-Syria-Iran triangle. The degree of Iranian presence in Syria, the impact of the nuclear deal in the context of Israeli-Iranian regional confrontation, the role of the Palestinian-Israeli...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     36 (35%)
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     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%)
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