Multiple Restrictions

Effectiveness of mediation between Riyadh and Tehran

Any current efforts to mediate between Riyadh and Tehran will not succeed as long as Iran insists on increasing tensions.

Dr. Marwa Nazeer

Show of Power

Implications of Intra-Iranian Controversy Over Russia's Use of Hamadan Air Base

Russia's recent use of Shahid Nojeh Air Base in Iran to conduct military operations in Syria has created divisions within Iran's elite.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Three Outcomes

The Consequences of the US-Russian Agreement

There are three factors that may hinder the drafted US-Russian Agreement concerning the Syrian conflict.

Rustum Mahmoud

Broken Peace

Houthis and Moscow Hindering Negotiations

The Houthi rebels' rejection of the drafted political solution, presented by the UN Special Envoy, reveals their maneuvering attempts.

Mazen al-Olaywi

Two Conflicting Paths

Turkish Foreign Relations After the Failed Coup

The Turkish government is busy restructuring and securing its internal front. Such actions will reflect on foreign policy...

Abdullatif Hejazi

Protracted Conflicts

Russian attitude determinants towards Operation Decisive Storm

Russian attitude determinants towards Operation Decisive Storm.

Patent Borders

Why Iran seeks security cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Syria

Iran's Security Cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Syria.

Containment or Adaptation

Repercussions of Russian intervention on Turkish strategy in Syria

The Russian military intervention represents a definite setback for Turkish strategic goals in Syria.


Uncertainty Shrouding Global Oil Markets

Global crude oil prices are expected to hover around current levels for the foreseeable future.

Three Scenarios

Russia's vision of the Syrian Crisis

Russia's scenarios illustrate that the Syrian crisis is far from over, despite all involved parties' bets on a military solution.

Covert Funding

Moscow’s influence on European politics

What is the extent and nature of Russia's influence on European politics?

Russian Withdrawal

Reasons for the military scale back in Syria

The partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria reveals complex strategic calculations.

Reducing Losses

Turkey's Five Motives for Restoring Relations with Russia

Turkey's five motives to re-normalize relations with Russia.

Emergency Normalization

Turkey's Four Motives for Restoring Relations with Russia

Four motives behind Turkey's efforts to reinstate relations with Russia.

The cost of international military intervention in the Middle East

The cost of military intervention by international powers in the Middle East is determined by two main factors.

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