The Trump administration’s strategic miscalculation in assassinating Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has institutionalized anti-American sentiment in Iran’s domestic politics and among the Iranian public. This has given Iran’s government the upper hand in confronting U.S. strategic goals in the greater Middle East region, consequently challenging America’s global position.
Senior analyst Kayhan Barzegar argues that states in the Middle East should drop conventional “ Up to Bottom” Western-style multilateralism and begin to adopt their own independent approach vis-à-vis multilateral practices.
There is a point where Iran, Russia and China see eye to eye in holding the manoeuvre, and that is sending a message to their common adversary or rival, namely the United States. The US, in some ways, has applied a triple containment policy toward China, Russia and Iran. This would be enough to unite these three countries on some fronts.
A political commentator says Saudi Arabia is afraid to start negotiations with Iran.
An Iranian political analyst says as the Saudis cut off relations with Iran, it is Riyadh that should take the first step by reopening its embassy in Tehran and allow Tehran to reopen its embassy in Riyadh.
Iranian political analyst Ali Hassan Heidari has, in an op-ed regarding Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria known as “Peace Spring”, weighed in on the overt and covert goals of Ankara’s move.
The Obamacare is the most comprehensive law of the US since Social Security Act effective in 1935. The law was passed to guarantee the quality of health insurances and reduce the number of uninsured people, and now it seems to have a key role on the fate of the country’s 2020 election.
Saudi Arabia along with its allies, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and Morroco, began an all-out aerial campaign against Yemen called “Decisive Storm” in 2015. But it has brought nothing but a definite failure for the Saudi regime.
The US “deportation” of an Iranian woman prisoner charged with circumvention of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran seems to be part of a new prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the US despite an official denial.
With over 95 percent of the vote counted, the right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties of Israel have failed to win enough seats for a parliamentary majority in the Knesset, marking a heavy defeat for Benjamin Netanyahu.