Middle East

An Islamic Cold War: Navigating the Iranian-Saudi Relationship

Could Iran and Saudi Arabia’s willingness to use fellow Middle Eastern nations, like Syria and Yemen, as proxies in their conflicts against one another...

The Persian Lion Still Roars

Why does Iran still harbor such distrust and animosity towards the United States? This question is a key factor for understanding the continuous failures...

An Anti-Theory of Sanctions: Why an Iranian New Deal was Necessary

While the debate over the wisdom of concluding the Iran nuclear deal continues, this article takes a slightly more involved intellectual approach to explain...

Why the JCPOA Won’t Turn Iran Into the Next Saudi Arabia

Of all the anxieties surrounding this summer’s groundbreaking accord between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, concern over oil has been...

Why the JCPOA Won’t Turn Iran Into the Next Saudi Arabia

Of all the anxieties surrounding this summer’s groundbreaking accord between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, concern over oil has been...

Remaining Rogue? Iran and the Caspian Consequences of the JCPOA

Could the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) create a pathway toward democracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran or is the United States...

The Irony of Revolution: JCPOA as Youth Coercion Tool in Iran

Authors: Dr. Matthew Crosston, Paula Malott The recently signed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France,...

Poppies and Power: Fighting Drug Addiction in a Post-Nuclear Iran

With the slow lifting of Iranian sanctions, the government will have opportunity to utilize the benefits of a burgeoning economy. With its target of...

Christians, the world’s most persecuted people

The Independent had in 2014 described Christians as the world’s most persecuted people. Based on Open Doors each month 322 Christians are killed for...

The Future of Turkey: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook

The last parliamentary elections in Turkey mark a political and an institutional turning point in the country's history. The importance of the vote derives...

Latest