Iran

Two US yardsticks on denuclearization: why Israel’s zest could be short-lived

Not too long ago, Tehran and Pyongyang were close allies in their quest to acquire nuclear weapons and represented a twin threat to Washington, but the historical US-North Korea summit of June 12 seems to have put an end to this cooperation...

Rischi e incognite di uno scontro aperto tra USA e Iran

Il ritiro degli Stati Uniti dall’accordo nucleare iraniano e il ritorno a una logica di scontro aperto fra Washington e Teheran sono stati scanditi da due discorsi: uno di Donald Trump, e l’altro del Segretario di Stato Mike Pompeo...

Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Riyadh eyes Iraq’s rebalancing

The US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, coupled with Iraq’s recent election results, offer Saudi Arabia an opportunity to regain leverage in the Middle East vis-à-vis Teheran. At the same time, Iran maintains its strong influence in Lebanese politics thanks to Hezbollah’s electoral performance...

L’Iran verso l’orbita di Cina e Russia: un nuovo triangolo energetico

La decisione di Donald Trump di uscire dall'accordo sul nucleare iraniano ha agitato i mercati petroliferi provocando un prevedibile aumento delle quotazioni, da un livello già "tirato" dai tagli alla produzione voluti dall'Opec e dalla Russia...

The US and the Iran deal: an American violation and a weakening of the global nuclear regime

US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will not certify the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), effectively removes America from the agreement. Trump justified the decision on the grounds that Iran is an untrustworthy partner and the deal itself is flawed...

Trump e l’Iran: la fine del fantasma di Obama

 Con la decisione di ritirarsi dall’accordo nucleare iraniano (il cosiddetto JCPOA) si chiude un ciclo. Certamente per il presidente Trump, e forse per l’intera politica estera americana...

The reasons behind nuclear weapons’ revival

In recent years, the issue of nuclear weapons has received greater attention because of developments concerning Russia, Iran, North Korea, and possibly Saudi Arabia...

Saudi Arabia vs Iran: A lukewarm war that risks becoming nuclear

It was in Karbala, Iraq, in 680 AD that the forces of the Umayyad dynasty killed Hussain, the son of Ali, the third Islamic Caliph. This event marked the beginning of the rift between those who would become known as “Sunni” and “Shia” Muslims. The latter group refers to the followers of Imam Ali, who was Prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law...

Il peso crescente dell’Unione Europea sulla questione nucleare iraniana

L’Unione Europea, che ha giocato un ruolo cruciale nelle negoziazioni con l’Iran sulla questione nucleare sin dal 2003, all’indomani della scadenza di 120 giorni data dal presidente americano Donald Trump per trovare una soluzione alle ‘falle’ dell’accordo nucleare, conosciuto come Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (o JCPOA), torna attore-chiave nel determinare le sorti del complesso dossier...