Category Archives: Iran

Turkey and Iran, rivals or partners?

Ankara and Tehran have long vied, albeit quietly, for regional predominance. Key to the outcome of that struggle is Syria, writes Elizabeth Iskander originally published in al-Ahram weekly, 21 November 2012 The Arab Spring has not only caused political shock waves in Arab … Continue reading

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Why Iran cannot compromise on its nuclear programme

Ahram Online, Elizabeth Iskander , Tuesday 16 Oct 2012   While a war with Iran would be disastrous, it is also naive to keep relying on the same old ‘carrot and/or stick’ diplomacy to pressure Iran to concede the right to continue its … Continue reading

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Region’s States to Tackle Syria Crisis Anew

First published in The National, 28 August 2012 by Elizabeth Dickinson Representatives of Arabian Gulf states will meet those from Iran today to discuss one of the thorniest issues to mar their relationship: Syria. The meeting is the second between … Continue reading

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Egypt-Iran Rapprochement: Prospects and Challenges

Egypt-Iran Rapprochement: Prospects and Challenges The strained Egypt-Iran relationship has long been marked by pragmatism by both sides. But with President Morsi gearing up to visit Tehran, how far will the Brotherhood go to open a new chapter with the … Continue reading

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How to Break the Deadlock on Iran’s Nuclear Impasse: New Report from Oxford Research Group (ORG)

Press Release     London, 21 May 2012 A deal can be done, in the upcoming Baghdad talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. The mood has shifted and has become potentially more amenable to compromise. An understanding has already been reached … Continue reading

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Arab-Iran Relations: discourses of conflict and cooperation

This Arab-Iran Relations Conference Briefing Paper is a follow up to an LSE conference held jointly by the Middle East Centre and the Department of International Relations with generous funding from the Dinam charity.  The conference entitled ‘Arab-Iranian Relations: discourses of … Continue reading

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