Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy program, discusses Trump’s announcement that he will not certify Iran’s compliance with the U.S.-Iran Nuclear Agreement. She explains that Trump’s actions are a domestic political move that have widespread foreign policy implications.
Iranian security forces are beginning to close the space for both activism and analytical inquiry.
The most relevant aspect of OPEC now is where it has reached beyond its organisation, which is Russia, and whether that can be sustained or formalised.
Everything old is new again. The George W. Bush administration tried something very similar under the rubric of the "GCC-plus-two," the two being Egypt and Jordan...these kinds of efforts to coalesce the broader Middle East around the common threat of Iran ultimately do not succeed, mostly because of the divergent interests and threat perceptions of each government, as well as the historical frictions between major Arab states, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.