Alexander Miguel // Iran and Azerbaijan share many cultural similarities. However, these cultural similarities fail to halt a cooling of relations as each country drifts apart geopolitically.
The Octopus Doctrine: How Israel Is Making U.S.-Iran Nuclear Negotiations More Difficult
By Sydnee Fox // Israel's operations against Iran have only increased Iranian motivation to acquire nuclear weapons and take revenge on both Israel and the United States, making successful negotiations impossible.
Long Wars and Their Discontents
By Scott Strgacich
Violating the Iran Nuclear Deal: Reducing American Leverage
By Keith Blankfield Graffiti on the wall of the closed US embassy in Tehran. © David Holt On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to impose new sanctions on Iran, thus violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and jeopardizing the 2015 nuclear nonproliferation agreement between Iran and the West. Like … Continue reading Violating the Iran Nuclear Deal: Reducing American Leverage
Why the Shia-Sunni Divide Doesn’t Matter As Much As You Think It Does
By Matthew Petti The mainstream American view of politics in the Muslim world, and particularly the Middle East, is driven by sectarian identity politics. Persians are Shi'ite, the conventional wisdom goes, and most Arabs are Sunni, so the two factions have coalesced around Iran and Saudi Arabia in the continuation of an age-old struggle for … Continue reading Why the Shia-Sunni Divide Doesn’t Matter As Much As You Think It Does