Iran


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


Bold Attack By Houthi Rebels Heightens Regional Tensions

Saudi Arabia has resolved to close Yemen’s land, air, and sea ports following the launch of a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by Houthi rebels on November 4th. The Kingdom retaliated within hours of the missile intercept, carrying out a barrage of airstrikes on key Houthi targets within […]


The Implications Of President Trump’s Plan To Scrap The Iran Nuclear Deal

In October 2017, the White House made an announcement updating their position on the Iran Nuclear Deal.  As part of the deal, the US is required to certify that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the agreement every 90 days. Despite President Donald Trump being a highly vocal critic of the […]


Hariri Announces Shock Resignation, Raising Prospects Of Potential Political Turmoil In Lebanon And Beyond

Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister of Lebanon this past Saturday, citing Iran’s influence in his country and across the Middle East, whilst also claiming he feared the same fate as late father, Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005.  His speech, which was broadcast from the Saudi Arabia, […]


Iran’s Nuclear Deal At Risk: A Case For The JCPOA

Economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool were originally seen as a targeted and non-violent method to induce a state to revise adverse behaviour. However, as the use of the policy initiative in Iran demonstrated, sanctions can inflict rudimentary social and economic civilian suffering in return for unstable and non-conciliatory […]


IAEA Chief Visits Tehran Amid Growing Pressure On Iranian Nuclear Agreement

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to Tehran on 29 October 2017. This visit comes amid increased scrutiny and criticism of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the ‘Iran Deal’, signed […]


Nobel Peace Laureates Says Trump Is “Igniting New Conflict” By Leaving Iran Deal

This Friday, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate condemned the U.S. President Donald Trump for “igniting new conflict rather than reducing the risk of nuclear war.” The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) emerged as the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize, and it criticized Trump after he withheld […]