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  • Caught in the Middle: Iran and US Sanctions

    10-02-2010

    Patience in Washington with Iran is fast running out. The Obama administration seems to continue a twin-track approach to imposing greater sanctions on Iran: first through extensive diplomatic efforts to secure a much more punishing round of restrictions on trade through the UN Security Council and, secondly, through its own unilateral efforts.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Dubai and Iran: Pressures Grow

    30-04-2010

    Already pressure is growing for the emirate to sever larger parts of its historic trading links than it has so far in complying with sanctions. This would damage a vital economic lifeline and just as Dubai may be getting back on track from the economic difficulties of its past 18 months. Moreover, it is a barely disguised secret that many in the West, most notably the US, rely on Dubais close links with Iran: for gathering information and intelligence, logging the movement of money to and from Iran, and maintaining back-channels of communication to Tehran that would not be possible otherwise.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Disputed Islands and Occupation

    09-05-2010

    UAE leadership is trying to demonstrate a clear divide between the UAE and Iran ahead of not just further UN sanctions but also the more imminent likelihood of stronger US unilateral measures. With the international mood toughening toward Iran, the UAE may be signaling that it too has now set its face firmly against Iranian pressure. Given the widespread perception that the UAE, particularly through Dubai, remains Irans primary conduit for trading with the world, Sheikh Abdullahs words may intend both to underline the UAEs separation from Iran and to dampen international attention to the trade linkages. [Finally] the UAE seems..to have lost patience and is testing the international resolve to support the UAE in settling this islands dispute.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Iran The Spectre of Sanctions

    27-06-2010

    After more than a year of preparatory diplomacy, the Obama administration led the UN Security Council (UNSC) into imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its refusal to give ground on its nuclear programme. The merchandise the UNSC produced, however, may be as detrimental to the rest of the Gulf neighborhood as it is to Iran. The UAE seems to be showing that it will, as it has in each of the preceding three rounds of sanctions, live up to its UN obligations. This early initiative may help deflect some of the pressure that will flow toward the UAE from the sanctions that the US and the EU will try to impose in excess of the UN sanctions.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Nuclear Energy in a Sea of Oil

    08-09-2010

    The assumed domino effect of nuclear proliferation across the Middle East merits examination. So do continuing suggestions that the development of nuclear energy programmes in a region pumping much of the worlds oil are merely a cover for darker nuclear aspirations.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Why the UAE is Waging war to Liberate Yemen

    07-11-2015

    The real question is: 'Has our foreign policy really changed?'

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General


  • UAE & the Future of Nuclear Plants

    30-09-2015

    International observers consider the UAE nuclear project as an international model in nuclear safety & adoption of peaceful purposes

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division


  • Iran's Energy

    10-09-2015

    The impact a realignment of Western relations with #Iran on the global oil market...

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • On the Verge of a New Political Era...

    17-08-2015

    There are several indications that Yemen is on the threshold of a historical stage that would incorporate a new political system.

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division


  • America and Iran: A New Tale

    03-06-2015

    let us wait and monitor the inscriptions on the Persian carpet and it�s new tale

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Iran's international nuclear agreement

    14-04-2015

    A good deal for the UAE?

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Whats the Big Deal with Iran? A View from the Gulf

    17-11-2013

    A recent session of a global security conference in Washington, DC asked, Can an Iran-US deal work? Many in the GCC are asking the same question.

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General


  • Dubai and Iran Sanctions

    20-03-2013

    Recently the world learned what the intelligence community has known for many months, if not years: that Iran is building a second nuclear enrichment centre in the mountains near Qom. For once, the world seemed a little less forgiving of Irans attempts to obfuscate. The media rained questions on the revelation: why build it inside a mountain? Why hide it for so long? Wasnt this similar to the forced revelation of Natanz back in 2002? When would the IAEA inspectors be allowed to visit? Would they face restrictions?

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Iran's Dilemma: An Opportune Sequester?

    06-03-2013

    The US Navys contribution to US strategy for deterring Iran, and pressuring it to negotiate a halt to its nuclear energy program, may be about to change.

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • Up Close with an Expert: Future of US-Iran relations

    25-06-2016


    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • The Impending Economic Scenarios after Irans Deal

    02-09-2015

    the lifting of sanctions will only take place by the spring of 2016, there is plenty of time to keep an eye for the many indicators to come

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • Iran’s no-show in Mecca , but could it lead to War?

    19-06-2016

    Since the start of the year, there has been recurring speculation amongst some well-known, and many not so well known, Gulf commentators concerning the possibility that Saudi Arabia and Iran’s unwavering enmity might soon culminate in all-out war

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Gulf-Iranian Rivalry in the African Continent

    14-12-2016

    Iran's network of relationships with African states indicates attempts to secure political loyalty & protect its interests in the region through different soft power tactics of political, military, religious, or economic means.

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division


  • UAE & Iran Sifting Fact from the Conjecture

    10-02-2017

    Largely unnoticed by the international media, on Tuesday this week – 7th February – Kuwait’s official news agency, KUNA, released a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah, expressing a cautious welcome for Iran’s earlier indication that it is willing to engage in dialogue with Gulf Co-operation Council member-states with a view to reducing tensions in the region and, in particular, bringing to a close war-fighting in Syria and Yemen.  This followed the visit to Tehran by Kuwait’s Foreign Minister HH Sabah al-Khaled al-Ahmad al-Sabah on 25th January as the envoy for all six GCC states.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs