19 Jul, 2021

What developments in Russian-Iranian relations can be expected under Raisi?

Nicole Grajewski | 19 July 2021

Ebrahim Raisi's victory in Iran’s June 2021 presidential elections occurred against the backdrop of a record low voter turn-out, internal economic crises, and ongoing negotiations on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of [...]

What developments in Russian-Iranian relations can be expected under Raisi?2021-07-19T17:45:16+03:00
19 Jul, 2021

What does the Saudi-Emirati spat over Opec+ mean for the GCC?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 19 July 2021

A standoff has recently erupted between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and fellow Opec+ member states, after the UAE rejected the Opec+ proposed eight-month [...]

What does the Saudi-Emirati spat over Opec+ mean for the GCC?2021-07-19T10:35:01+03:00
16 Jul, 2021

Will the Raisi administration reinforce Iranian pragmatism in Afghanistan?

Valentina Pegolo | 16 July 2021

The electoral victory of Ebrahim Raisi, the favored Principalist candidate and rumored successor of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has left the clerical establishment now in full control of all branches of government. This lead [...]

Will the Raisi administration reinforce Iranian pragmatism in Afghanistan?2021-07-19T11:06:35+03:00
9 Jul, 2021

How will the Raisi administration shape Iranian-Chinese relations?

Mohsen Shariatinia | 09 July 2021

One of the most important changes in Iran's foreign policy over the past decade have been its deepening relations with China. During this time, China has become Iran's number one trade, economic, financial, and [...]

How will the Raisi administration shape Iranian-Chinese relations?2021-07-09T11:33:35+03:00
1 Jul, 2021

The Second Berlin Conference on Libya: What changed, what didn’t?

Inga Kristina Trauthig | 01 July 2021 | TR

On 23 June, international and Libyan representatives met in Berlin to discuss the progress of and ongoing challenges to a stable, peaceful Libya. The conference however was highly reminiscent of January 2020, as the [...]

The Second Berlin Conference on Libya: What changed, what didn’t?2021-07-01T09:33:24+03:00
21 May, 2021

The Presidential Election in Syria and its Possible Political Implications

Suhail al-Ghazi | 21 May 2021

On April 15, the Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammouda al-Sabbagh, announced that presidential elections in Syria would be held on May 26 and called for candidates to submit their applications to the Supreme [...]

The Presidential Election in Syria and its Possible Political Implications2021-05-21T11:27:00+03:00
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