The Middle East

When Erdoğan speaks, (even) Russia listens

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In what could be characterized as a historical meeting, Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir...

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The new players of the Iranian foreign policy

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The replacement of Mohammad Javad Zarif as Iran’s foreign minister by Hossein Amir-Abdollahian can mean only one thing: Iranian foreign...

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OPEC, the Saudis and the future of oil

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The recent rift between the oil kings of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an indication of the things that are coming...

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Ebrahim Raisi: A New Page in Iran’s Political Book

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The results of the June 18th presidential elections suggested the continuation of the regime, the adoption of an evidently more hardline...

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Turkey’s Breakup with the West

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In ‘The Clash of Civilizations’, Samuel Huntington made an argument that has become solidified progressively over the past years. He...

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Inside Iran’s Electoral Chaos: What Comes Next After Rouhani?

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Iranian presidential elections are to take place in less than two weeks, and the electoral setting is still one of uncertainty, political...

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Mediating During Crisis: Is the UAE Prepared?

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UAE’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah as-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss about the progress of...

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Nukes, sanctions and other stories: Iran Nuclear Deal 2.0?

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In a region that has marginalized and isolated it, Iran is called to stand up for itself once more, being represented by a struggling...

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Unravelling the China-Iran Agreement: What lies ahead for the Middle East?

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By signing a 25-year cooperation agreement with Iran, China has dynamically made its presence felt in the Middle East. The oil-rich and...

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Erdogan’s Turkey: On A Path To Glory (?)

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By now, the effects of the January 2021 US Election have settled in. The focus of US politics has shifted towards mending, rather than...

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