Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ghouta

Following the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision on February 24th to implement a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, so as to bring in much needed humanitarian aid, air strikes have continued to plague rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing 600 civilians and forcing many to flee. The 30-day ceasefire comes in the form […]

Assad Regime Refuses Ceasefire As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

Syria’s Assad regime refuses ceasefire as the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta worsens. On Sunday, March 4, President Assad announced he will continue his military offensive against rebel-held enclave, Eastern Ghouta, despite the United Nations’ accusations it is causing an exasperating humanitarian crisis. President Assad justifies his military offensive by […]

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Citing Iran Arms Embargo Violation

On Monday, February 26, Russia vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution citing Iran for an arms embargo violation. The British-drafted resolution was based on a UN report that targeted Iran for funnelling weapons and missiles into war-torn Yemen. The draft exposed Iran’s violation of a 2015 arms embargo on Yemen, […]

Iran And US Tensions Threaten Possible ‘Nuclear Crisis’

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Abbas Araghchi, reiterated Iran’s pledge to commit to the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. The Deputy Foreign Minister’s proclamation comes over a year after Trump’s election campaign, where promises were made to withdraw from […]

What To Make Of Netanyahu’s Threat To “Act Against Dangerous Iran”

On Sunday, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that Israel will act directly against Iran, a country that he believes is the world’s greatest threat. In what was his first address at the annual Munich Security Conference, which brings together security, defense officials, and diplomats from across Europe and the […]

India And Iran Commit To Stronger Strategic Relationship

India and Iran have signed 15 memoranda of understanding in a renewed attempt to encourage a strategic relationship. Following President Rouhani’s visit to India, it was announced on Saturday, 17th of February, that the states will seek coordination in efforts to stabilize Afghanistan by combatting extremism and drug trafficking in the […]

Suspicious Suicides In Iranian Prisons Raises Questions Of Foul-Play

At least six people have died in Iranian prisons under suspicious circumstances in the last two months, according to a recent report from Al Jazeera. The most recent case in the series of questionable deaths came to public light last Sunday, February 11, when dual Canadian-Iranian national Kavous Seyed-Emami was […]

Iran’s Recent Protests Indicate The Necessity Of Both Economic And Political Regime Change

The first month of the new year was one of protests and mass demonstrations for Iran, with oppressed Iranians making economic and political demands concerning their lack of personal freedom, as their country’s economic crisis has reached a breaking point. The crisis is ultimately due to the fact that the […]