One year has passed since Iran and the P5+1 group reached an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program known as the JCPOA, an agreement which put an end to more than a decade of tension over Iran’s nuclear program and turned into an important model for peaceful resolution of a difference.
The death of famed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was greeted with great sorrow, though his shadow will only grow larger with the passage of time.
While the nuclear accord with Iran has curbed their nuclear program, the West’s relationship with Iran remains challenging.
While forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have suffered setbacks, recent advances have managed to reclaim strategic territories.
As the first anniversary of the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran approaches, it is time to look ahead to the long-term implications of the agreement.
Five months into the Iran deal’s implementation, the IAEA reports that Tehran is in compliance with its obligations. But there are some potential problems on the horizon.
For Russia, the Syrian conflict is clearly a burden, but it is also a source of influence, through which the Kremlin has sought to develop its regional alliances, especially with Iran.
Four scenarios for the future as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action approaches its one year mark.
Highly sectarian media coverage and rhetoric surrounding the campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah threatens to further damage the strained social fabric of Iraq.
The election results will have important consequences for the struggle between Iran’s moderates and hardliners, which will culminate in the 2017 presidential election.