Tag: UAE

US-Iran Sanctions are a Tit-For-Tat Measure That is Part of a Wider Geo-Strategic Reality

Iran calls the US a terrorist sponsoring state and the US strikes back with sanctions. The United States has just levelled new sanctions on Iran. The stated justification for the sanctions is Iran’s procurement of “military hardware, such as fast attack boats and unmanned aerial vehicles”. But while the US admits that Iran has not breached any part of the...

Settlement, Soft Coup, Realignment or Regional War: 4 Scenarios for Qatar Crisis

The Russian International Affairs Council, a powerful Moscow-based think tank, estimates that there are four scenarios for resolving the ongoing diplomatic conflict between Qatar and other Arab and Muslim states. Written by renowned Middle East observer Vitaly Naumkin, the report outlines what Russia and its regional allies should be prepared for. Last week, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt...