Iran


Rouhani Calls On U.S. To Lift Sanctions

On Sunday, March 23rd, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called American leaders to lift sanctions in order to prove their sincerity in helping Iran cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rouhani said in a televised speech directed at American leaders, “You have blocked Iran’s oil exports, you have stopped Iran’s banking transactions… […]


How The Coronavirus Will Affect The Middle East

The new pandemic known as COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has infected over 300,000 people globally, is especially detrimental to the social, political and economic fabric of the Middle East. The spread of the virus has already isolated free trade and transnational movement and will have a very substantial effect […]


Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked

A rocket attack on an Iraqi Base, where U.S. soldiers fighting the Islamic state are housed, has led to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s bold statement: The United States would retaliate in self-defence if attacked. His statement was made on Monday, following the attack with Pompeo and Iraqi Prime […]


U.S. Sanctions Push Iran To The Brink Of Humanitarian Disaster Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced new sanctions against Iran following an attack in Taji, Iraq, that resulted in the deaths of two American service members. The sanctions are intended to target several individuals who are vital to the petrochemical industry in Iran but were met with widespread condemnation […]


Turkey And Syria Clash In First Direct Conflict In Ongoing Civil War

As the Syrian Civil War enters its ninth year, the Turkish and Syrian governments clashed for the first time. On February 27th, “thirty-three of our soldiers were martyred as a result of the airstrike… by the forces of the [Bashar al-] Assad regime,” said Rahmi Dogan, the governor of a […]