Author Archives : Irakli Tusiashvili

The New President and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Why the Islamic Republic could see Trump as a threat

  Donald Trump’s election win raised interest because of the difficulty of making accurate policy predictions owing to his unpredictability. The President-elect could pursue one of his main foreign policy objectives based on his pre-election campaign call to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, known by its formal name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), […]

Egypt’s new President and Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, received a visit from the Saudi King in Cairo, who personally congratulated him on his victory in the presidential elections of May, 2014. For the Saudi monarch, it was a symbol of the Kingdom’s success in turning back what he labelled the “strange chaos” of the revolutionary wave of […]

Geneva Interim Nuclear Deal and Saudi Arabia

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, visited Saudi Arabia last month to meet with the Saudi King anxious about the latest diplomatic developments vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran. Why is Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia important for making analyses of the Kingdom’s stance in relation to its security within the region? The […]

Geneva Interim Nuclear Deal and Ayatollah Khamenei

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, endorsed Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran. As a result, today, Iran has a newly elected president who promises to lead a government of ‘moderation’. In his first press conference since taking office, Rouhani said that he had ‘political will’ to solve the confrontation […]