For India, the equation is pretty simple: better diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran would let New Delhi deal more smoothly with both countries. A decline in the relationship adversely affects Indian interests.
The escalating conflict between the United States and Iran seems to be cooling off. But any relief may be short-lived.
Europe has a vested interest in Middle East stability as well as in the welfare of its people.
Both President Donald Trump and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have something in common: they both want to hang on to power and a major war between Iran and the United States is not good politics for either one.
If they win in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, could the Democrats improve the mangled relationship between the United States and China? Here is a playbook for a better approach.
A major war with Iran is by no means inevitable. But the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani is a roll of the dice that just might take us there.
China is trying to repave the road to international development by emphasizing commercial ventures instead of handouts. But there have been plenty of bumps along the way.
Over the past two decades, and especially since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, the Kremlin has intensified its engagement with international institutions.
In the absence of a Tehran-Washington diplomatic off-ramp, it would be foolish to rule out uncontrolled escalation.
Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the operation that obliterated Iran’s Major General Qassem Solaimani has been reserved. Riyadh is right: it is not all good news for the kingdom.
After decades of dictatorship, Sudan’s unlikely transition to democracy may finally be happening. How did the battle-scarred country reach this point, and what might derail the delicate transition?
The professionalization of the anticorruption field has produced a cadre of capital-based NGOs with the technical expertise to be formidable government watchdogs. But at what cost?
There are two dominant narratives in operation in the wider international media when it comes to Qassem Soleimani.
More robust U.S. diplomacy is urgently needed in Libya, not just to halt Haftar’s destructive campaign but to salvage U.S. credibility in a region marked by multipolarity and increasing defiance of the West.
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed a nationwide Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) that will use images from CCTV cameras, newspapers, and raids to identify criminals against existing records in the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and System (CCTNS) database.
Despite some historical tensions, ties between Palestinian factions and Iran never fully ceased.
An independent group of development specialists, economists and finance experts met in Beirut late-December to discuss the ongoing economic crisis and the path forward. This note summarizes the deliberations and puts forth a ten-point action plan meant to arrest the crisis and place the country on a path of sustained recovery.
The collateral damage from the strike on Qassem Soleimani will likely be greater than the Trump administration bargained for.
Washington doesn’t have is a realistic approach to dealing with Iran. And with every day that passes, that is more and more painfully apparent.
After deadly drone attacks, there is still an opportunity for the United States and Iran to take an off-ramp rather than escalate further. History suggests they would be wise to do so.