World attention has focused on the prospects of the United States and Iran finding terms that enable them to return to their 2015 nuclear deal. But there are still a lot of questions that need answering.
In an interview, Ali Afshari argues the Biden administration’s haste to reach a nuclear deal with Iran may lead to failure.
The political culture of the post-revolutionary period shows striking continuities with the prerevolutionary era.
Conflict and instability in the Middle East show no signs of abating. Join us for a discussion featuring Paul Haenle, Karim Sadjadpour, and He Wenping on recent developments in China-Middle East relations and their implications for the United States.
The first priority right now on the Saudi agenda is to end their war in Yemen because of the intensity, the geographical reach, and the nature of the targets that Houthis attack on its territory.
It is in the EU's vital political and strategic interest not only to show diplomatic support for efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal, but also to influence the content of the renewed nuclear deal.
Prior to 1979, Saudi Arabia and Iran, two Muslim monarchies--one Sunni and one Shia--were allied with the US in the Cold War against Communism. The Iranian Revolution changed that, as did the Saudi response to the seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
It's no exaggeration to assert that Biden faces the greatest challenge of national recovery of any President since Franklin D. Roosevelt without the benefit of a world war that would leave America stronger at home and abroad.
As U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to mark 100 days in office, Carnegie scholars from across our global network assess his foreign policy strategy so far.
Israel and Iran aren’t yet on the verge of a major escalation or war, and continued progress on the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna would likely forestall one, if Israel judges that trying to undermine a deal would exact too great a cost in its relations with Washington. But the factors that might well produce a significant blowup are now aligning in frightening fashion.