American prisoners and Iranian political rivalries

American prisoners and Iranian political rivalries

American prisoners and Iranian political rivalries By Steven Terner 15/6/2020     On June 4, 2020, Michael White was released from prison in Iran into Swiss custody and repatriated to the United States. Four days later, Dr. Majid Taheri was released from prison...
What departing from Iraq would mean

What departing from Iraq would mean

What departing from Iraq would mean By Enrica Fei 7/5/2020    The US has left military bases in Iraq. What does that mean for its confrontation with Iran? In January, the US assassinated two crucial military figures — Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Abu...
Unrest heats up in Iraq

Unrest heats up in Iraq

By Enrica Fei5/9/2019 On August 14, a major explosion occurred in the gas transportation pipeline of the Electricity Distribution Station of Alhartha, located in Iraq’s southern governorate of Basra. Although local sources have talked of some “technical cause,” the...
Yemen will probably never join the defunct GCC

Yemen will probably never join the defunct GCC

By Austin Bodetti10/7/2019 Mired in political violence since 2015, Yemen has often struggled to assert itself on the international stage. Before Iran-allied Houthi rebels seized the Yemeni capital of Sana‘a in 2014, Yemen harbored geopolitical ambitions. Ali Abdullah...