The Saudi-Iran rivalry for preeminence in the Middle East is more likely to escalate rather than deescalate in the coming years.
The core U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf are to maintain the free flow of oil, prevent terrorist attacks against the United States, and prevent Iran from establishing its hegemony over the region.
The administration needs to come up with a sensible strategy to confront Iran where it challenges core U.S. interests. But playing around with a nuclear agreement is both irresponsible and dangerous.
If anything were needed to underline how much safer the Iran deal has made the United States, the menace of North Korea’s nuclear development surely qualifies.
Pursuing an ambitious mission against Iran, Assad, and the Russians in Syria is dangerous, imprudent, and unnecessary to protect vital U.S. security interests.
The United States and Europe should consider bringing their current divergent positions on Iran closer into line.
A Machiavellian combination of ruthlessness, radicalism, and realism has helped Tehran fill political vacuums created by the Iraq war and Arab uprisings.
Journalist Ali Hashem discusses why Iran aims to secure control over the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The rapid escalation of tensions over the past few weeks carries significant implications for unity, security, and balance of power in the Gulf.
The recent terrorist attack in Tehran is evidence that Iran is not immune to the effects of the ongoing regional turmoil.