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US-EU Relations and the Iranian Question

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports,Iran,United States, With Comments Off on US-EU Relations and the Iranian Question

Written by Sam Jacobsen Background of US-EU Relations Regarding Iran Relations between the European Union and the United States have historically been varied. The economic and defensive ties (including participation in organizations such as NATO) as well as the international prowess of the two entities have tied the nations together,…

Iranian Terror Attacks in Europe

On February 9, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports,Iran, With Comments Off on Iranian Terror Attacks in Europe

Written by Sam Jacobsen             The United States, among other nations, has suspected Iran of direct involvement in terrorist activity around the globe over the last four decades. The suspicions include concerns over arms deals and state-sponsored training of terrorists. Terror attacks in Europe have received intense media coverage in…

Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

On January 28, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Iran, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

By Sam Jacobsen             The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mojahedin-e Khalq), otherwise referred to as MEK, is a left-wing resistance party that aims to overthrow the current Iranian ruling regime. Born from various factions of dissident Iranian students in Tehran, the MEK has operated since the 1960s in various locations…

The Iran Deal and its Related Sanctions

On January 26, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Iran,Middle East, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Iran Deal and its Related Sanctions

By Steven Tibbitts One of the most persistent and enduring enemies of the United States is the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Formed in 1979 following mass protests against the repressive, U.S.-backed Shah, Iran’s government has proven itself to be a significant threat to both the US and…

The Shortcomings of the Gulf Cooperation Council

On October 5, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Iran,Middle East, With Comments Off on The Shortcomings of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Written by Steven Tibbitts The Gulf Cooperation Council is an organization designed to strengthen ties between six Gulf-Arab states (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar) and coordinate their approaches to regional issues (Al-Hassan 2018; Guzansky and Heistein 2018). However, its usefulness and viability have diminished…