The Iran Deal: Real Progress or a Historic Mistake?

December 14, 2013

The nuclear deal has to be seen by its wider regional context. Background In the early hours of November 24, 2013, Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany – signed an interim agreement for six months on Iran’s nuclear program. Ever since the...

The Geopolitical Donut: Turkey and the Iran Deal

December 05, 2013

The Iran deal could be a window of opportunity for Turkey. Amid the hubbub of excited chatter surrounding the initial six-month deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 over Tehran's nuclear program, it is worth casting our minds back to an earlier age. Indeed, May 17, 2010, seems like another...

On the Failure of the Iranian Sanctions

April 27, 2013

Iranians have become adept at circumventing economic sanctions which, even if perfectly implemented, would be unlikely to stop Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Diplomacy is the only viable solution. In light of Senator Chuck Hagel’s appointment as US Secretary of Defense, the issue of Iran...