US strategy and the business environment in Iran

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in Oct 2015 between Iran and the six major nuclear powers: the US, UK, France,...
North Korea

After the US-North Korea summit: Not all quiet on the nuclear front

While the agreement that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un reached in Singapore de-escalated the situation between the two countries in the immediate term, it...
Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

Prelude to the peace process on the Korean peninsula

On June 12, 2018, a summit took place between the leaders of the DPRK and the US – a summit that few could have...

In danger of moral escalation: Hybrid wars and the revival of neutrality

If the recent statements by President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor John Bolton have one positive effect, it...

Transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem: Legal implications

The decision of President Donald Trump to implement the US Congress Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which transfers the United States Embassy to Jerusalem...

All too meteoric: The Korean peace initiative and its failure

It became all too meteoric. First, the North Korean missile test on 27 November 2017, proving in theory, that Pyongyang could nuke Washington, DC...
US Embassy Tel Aviv

What will be the impact of the US Embassy’s move to Jerusalem?

A festive opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was held on Monday, 14 May 2018. The transfer of the embassy from Tel...
Campaigners outside the UK treasury highlight the destructive impact of tax havens. (Credit: Enough Food IF/Flickr)

Wealth mobility: Implications for inequality

In recent decades, economic globalisation has led to an increased mobility of financial assets and wealthy individuals across national boundaries. At the same time, income...
The international press had a variety of responses to Trump's victory. (Credit: hadrian/Bigstock)

Is America great again? Trump’s first year in office

One of the most alarming aspects of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency is how little serious analysis there has been in the...
Ruined by war. Aleppo, June 2017. (Credit: SebDech/Flickr)

Where are US-Russia relations headed?

Paul Saunders: Let me start with Ukraine. The Trump administration recently approved the sale of certain lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government. You are...

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