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This overview of the Iran nuclear deal provides a basic overview of what is involved and outlines Australia's policy position.
Social media platforms such as Twitter pose new challenges for decision-makers in an international crisis. We examine Twitter's role during Iran's 2009 election crisis using a comparative analysis of Twitter investors, US State Department diplomats, citizen activists and Iranian protestors and paramilitary forces. We code...
The US appears to be losing the trust it once enjoyed in Saudi Arabia, as a result of the nuclear deal with Iran.
Prince Turki bin Faisal, the head of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies and ex-director...
In this Lowy Institute Analysis Rodger Shanahan examines changes in Iranian foreign policy under President Rouhani. He argues that while the Iranian President has changed the tone of Iranian foreign policy, changing the substance will prove much more difficult.
This report argues that if Iran's nuclear programme was peaceful, it would have invested solely in nuclear power infrastructure, rather than creating large stockpiles of enriched uranium.
Iran was shown to have stockpiled research-grade uranium under the previous leadership of President...
Iran’s nuclear stand-off challenges the idea of an international community, writes Andy Butfoy
THE CRISIS over Iran’s nuclear program is revealing three important lessons about world politics.
Lesson one is for Iran: atomic adventurism can be a double-edged sword, especially if it...
As the first paper in this series indicated, China seeks to develop its relationships with Middle Eastern states for a number of reasons. Those include Beijing’s need to secure its energy imports, to secure its exports via routes that pass through the Middle East and,...
Following the push for reform during the popular uprising in 2011, authoritarianism is once again dominating domestic politics and power relations in the MENA region. Drawing on data collected during field trips to Cairo, Tehran, Beirut and Kuwait city, the authors of this MENARA report...
There is growing concern about Iranian threats to Persian Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia. This briefing paper assesses the Iranian threat to Saudi Arabia by answering several questions. What types of strategies, tactics, and capabilities could Iran use against Saudi Arabia? What are potential critical...
Interesting though it might be, it is hardly surprising that Iran is moving closer towards Russia and Turkey. It fears the sheer uncertainty of its position, vis-à-vis a very unconventional US President, and the fact that its arch-enemy (Israel) is now encouraged by its renewed...