The convergence of Russian-Turkish interests is likely only of a temporary nature.
China’s refusal to cut back on Iranian oil purchases opens up another frontline with the U.S.
Message to Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Tel Aviv: Don’t worry, U.S. President Donald J. Trump has no intention of meeting his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, unconditionally.
Multiple Middle Eastern disputes are threatening to spill out of control. This is largely due to the changed role of the United States.
Salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal could come at a cost China may not want to pay.
The Trump version of the United States has relinquished its leadership. It is Europe’s responsibility to step in.
The Chinese experience in circumventing earlier sanctions will come in handy with Beijing rejecting Trump’s renewed effort to isolate Iran.
In the upcoming Iraqi election, Sunni Muslims may emerge with a sense of being part of Iraq’s political process and future.
Trump’s dreadful mistake of decertifying the JCPOA could have horrifying consequences for the Middle East.