On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Nikolay Koshanov and Hossein Mousavian discuss Russia’s and Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict.
Iran’s presidential election is scheduled to be held on May 19.
The EU’s approach to Iran is one of the few success stories of European foreign policy but is underappreciated by policymakers in Europe, the United States, and beyond.
The common thread in U.S. strategy toward Iran, Syria, and North Korea isn’t changing these regimes so much as it is trying to change their behavior. More than likely, they will all remain hostile to U.S. interests.
Pending Iran sanctions legislation would not necessarily torpedo the nuclear deal.
By catering to the Saudis in Yemen, the United States has empowered al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, strengthened Iranian influence in Yemen, undermined Saudi security, and brought Yemen closer to the brink of collapse.
The relationship between the EU and Iran cannot prosper if relations between the United States and Iran deteriorate.
Russia and Iran should talk more about how they interpret each other’s interests, adjust these interpretations and avoid misinterpretations in the future.
How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?
Of all the foreign policy fantasies of the current administration, one of the most alluring is that key Sunni Arab states can now be mobilized effectively in the service of U.S. interests.