As Hamas tries to rebuild its military credibility, Israel is reacting to this in lethal ways.
A discussion of the brewing conflict between Israel and Iran, the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and Moscow’s role in the Middle East.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Donald Trump has withdrawn from the nuclear deal with Iran, but he appears to have no Plan B.
How did Emmanuel Macron approach Donald Trump on the Middle East at their summit last week?
Scrapping the Iran nuclear deal could further empower undemocratic forces in Tehran and lead to increased destabilization of the Middle East.
Despite a warm relationship between the two leaders, President Trump’s threats to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal risk creating complications for President Macron.
Distilled to its essence, Tehran’s steadfast support for Assad is not driven by the geopolitical or financial interests of the Iranian nation, nor the religious convictions of the Islamic Republic, but by a visceral hatred for the state of Israel.
Iran boasts that its foreign policy is driven by fighting injustice rather than furthering the state’s economic interests. This may restrain possibilities for reform.
As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.