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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Rouhani, Trump, and Theresa May: Is rapprochement dead?

Rouhani and his reformist allies rode their platform of social moderation and international engagement to crushing victories.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Leading with Lukoil: Russia’s economic diplomacy in Iran

The approval of the Iranian Petroleum Contract is the culmination of a summer of economic diplomacy between Moscow and Tehran — with Lukoil at the center.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Aleppo conflict faces risk of escalation

A tremendous battle has been going on for the past months in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. However, it should be stressed that the battle is much more a

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Three ways to do business with Iran

Iran has re-entered the global market and investors are lining up. See who is leading the pack, and who is lagging behind.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Will Iran become the next Middle East superpower?

With international sanctions on Iran being lifted, and with the country boasting one of the most advanced and diversified economies in the MENA region, how likely is it that Iran will become

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East: what’s in store for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran?

The Chinese president’s visits to Riyadh, Cairo, and Tehran signal an expanding role for China in the Middle East. But China’s uncertain economic prospects and antagonism toward Western dominance mean

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Strengthening partnership between China and Iran

The reintegration of Iran in the world economy represents a critical opportunity for the strengthening of strategic ties between the Islamic Republic and the People’s Republic of China. Iran represents a

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for the GCC?

The recently struck Iranian nuclear deal poses tough questions and considerations for members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, who will work to preserve their influence in the Gulf and broader Middle

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Hope ahead for Baghdad’s future

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Baghdad was on the path towards modernization and prosperity. The decades of conflict that followed left the once vibrant city in stagnation. However, things

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Falling oil prices hamstring Iran’s economy

The recent drop in oil prices has hurt an already struggling Iranian economy as international sanctions continue to cripple the country’s economic growth. Relief from these restrictive measures could revitalize the economy.