Daily Archive: May 15, 2018

Russia Is Already “Balancing” Iran in the Mideast

Russia’s predominant position in Syria & Iraqi Kurdistan places Moscow right in the middle of the misleadingly characterized “Shiite Crescent” and allows the Kremlin to “balance” Iranian influence in the Mideast better than any other country ever possibly could. It’s impossible to ignore the geopolitical reality that the “progressive” faction of Russia’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”)...

Trump and the Iran Deal as Viewed from the Constructivist Perspective

The Constructivist school of International Relations provides observers with an interesting explanation for why Trump pulled out of the Iran deal and allows one to better understand the weaponized soft power messages that he’s trying to propagate around the world by doing so. Constructivism is perhaps the most controversial of the three main theories of International Relations because it’s inherently...