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Action must be taken to address Middle East’s record drought

  • The drought that has significantly impacted Iraq, Syria and Iran for the last three years is affecting millions of people. It is critical for the international community, particularly developed countries, to take immediate action. This drought, which began in 2020, is considered the second-wo...
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All former US presidents failed with Iran

  • We have heard it for almost four decades. Everyone thought it would work. Six US presidents tried it and failed repeatedly. What is it? Addressing Iran by engaging with or appeasing it one way or another. Iran is a top national security threat to the US. Since the establishment of the Isl...
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America’s counterterrorism strategy should focus on Iran

  • Any effective counterterrorism strategy has to be anchored in tackling the root of the problem. Last week’s raid by the US led to the death of Daesh leader Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi, who blew himself up as American troops closed in on the house where he was holed up in northern Syria. A...
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Appointment of new IRGC chief hints at further aggression

  • Iran’s state-controlled Persian newspapers and TV outlets last week dedicated significant coverage to the recent changes in the state’s military command structure. One of the critical developments was the replacement of the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by Supreme Lead...
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Bedfellows: Qatar and Iran

  • Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi recently highlighted Qatar’s cooperation with Iran. Highlighting their alliance is critical because any policy that solely focuses on countering one player may let the other off the hook. At first glance, Doha and Tehran may appear odd bedfello...
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Biden administration needs a firmer policy against Iranian regime

  • The Iranian regime has escalated its military adventurism and belligerence in the region. And as long as the Biden administration does not take a firmer stance toward the theocratic establishment, the Islamic Republic’s destructive behavior will only increase. For instance, the US recently wa...
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Biden administration sending wrong message to Iran regime

  • The Iranian regime has begun testing the Biden administration by escalating its aggressive and belligerent policies in the region. A barrage of rockets on Saturday targeted an airbase in Balad, north of Baghdad, where a US defense company is based. A few days before that, a dozen rockets struck...
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Climate change fight key to Iraq’s future

  • One of the countries that is being significantly impacted by climate change is Iraq. In fact, Iraq has been identified as the world’s fifth-most vulnerable country to climate change. And that is why finding sustainable solutions to combat the problem in Iraq is critical. Taking collective acti...
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Close ties with the GCC should be a priority for Biden

  • At a time when America’s military presence in the Middle East appears to be shrinking and other forces may be looking to fill the vacuum, it is more essential than ever for the Biden administration to work in lockstep with the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.   At this critical t...
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Concerning Iran, King Salman nailed it

  • Anyone who understands and has followed the character of Iran’s political establishment for decades knows that Saudi King Salman’s recent speech articulately laid out critical truths about Iran’s government. The first issue is linked to its role in spreading terrorism. Several US State Depart...
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