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  • Saudi Arabia’s Shrinking Options in Yemen

    Yemeni crisis has been a challenge for Saudi Arabia’s standing and reputation as the leader of the Arab and the Islamic world. It is caught between the resilience of the Houthis to sustain their fight, and the growing cost of war and the allegations of innocents being victims of their air strikes.

    September 13, 2021

    Turkish and Iranian Response to Upheaval in Afghanistan

    The early reactions from Turkey and Iran underline their readiness to work with the Taliban to safeguard their interests and expand their regional influence. Both are also willing to work with other regional actors to mitigate traditional and non-traditional security threats emanating from Afghanistan.

    September 03, 2021

    Challenges for Ebrahim Raisi’s Presidency

    The tenure of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's President is not likely to be a smooth sail, considering the immense challenges that lie ahead on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.

    June 25, 2021

    Iran Presidential Elections 2021

    The expected victory of a hardline, conservative candidate in the forthcoming Iranian presidential elections could become a hindrance to fulfilling the country’s economic agenda and lead to greater domestic instability.

    June 03, 2021

    Saudi-Iran Talks: Ray of Hope in the Gulf

    The talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia mediated by Iraq may help in the de-escalation of regional tensions.

    May 25, 2021

    Discursive (De)legitimization of the Iran Nuclear Deal in Donald Trump’s Tweets

    On May 8, 2018, President Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Since the JCPOA is endorsed by a United Nations Security Council Resolution and supported by the international community, Trump has had to justify this controversial decision. Based on data extracted from Trump’s Twitter account and taking advantage of Theo van Leeuwen’s (2008) discursive construction of the legitimation model, this article addresses the following question: How has Donald Trump attempted to delegitimize the JCPOA?

    July 2020

    The South Caucasus Imbroglio: Armenia–Azerbaijan Conflict

    Armenia and Azerbaijan have come to blows over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh after a quarter of a century. There are numerous geo-strategic interests at play in the conflict that will impact regional peace and security.

    October 28, 2020

    Akhila Naidu asked: Why is Donald Trump hostile towards Iran?

    Adil Rasheed replies: Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, relations between the United States (US) and Iran have remained adversarial. Therefore, it might not be correct to single out Donald Trump’s presidency as being particularly ‘hostile’ towards Iran, as several US administrations in the past have imposed sanctions and threatened to go to war with the theocratic state.

    COVID-19 in Non-GCC Countries: An Overview

    The pandemic continues to amplify the crisis in West Asia, making it hard for governments to cope with it individually. In the absence of a coordinated effort at the regional level, the road to economic recovery will be long and uneven.

    May 29, 2020

    A Summary of Effective Management of COVID-19 in Iran Collaboration of Civil and Defense forces

    On 30 December 2019, a cluster of viral pneumonia cases of unknown origin emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China which soon spread across the world. (1) From the first COVID-19 case in Iran, the Iranian President ordered health minister to set up a national committee for managing coronavirus epidemic. In his decree, President urged the Iranian Health Minister to use all his power to prevent the spread of coronavirus as well as uproot it from the country.

    January-June 2020

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