Tehran's attempt to become a member of the Eurasian Economic Union aims to enhance its trade partners and contrast the economic problems caused by the U.S. sanctions.
Tag: Middle East
The recent arrest of a terrorist group in Baghdad and the elimination of a high-ranking Islamic State member in Diyala province highlighted how terrorism is a permanent threat in Iraq despite all the efforts that local forces have made.
Iran and the United Arab Emirates will expand their commercial trade, although Tehran's foreign policy is a source of permanent concern to Abu Dhabi and the Gulf states.
The upcoming Iranian presidential election is among the 2021 most important geopolitical events because the future Iranian president might influence the Iran-United States negotiations on the Nuclear Deal, Tehran's foreign policy and domestic economy strategy.
The recent visit of a Turkmen delegation in Abu Dhabi emphasised the rising role that the United Arab Emirates want to play in Central Asia, focusing their efforts on investment projects and diplomatic and trade cooperation.
During the first official visit to Uzbekistan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Doha expressed its desire to improve the cooperation and strengthen the relations with Tashkent, confirming the Qatari interest in the Central Asian dynamics.
China will support Syria in its economic development and fight against Covid-19 with the final goal of becoming a key actor in the Middle East, link the Arab Republic of Syria with the Belt and Road Initiative and get access to the Syrian raw minerals.
The Russian Federation is looking at Iraq as one of its key allies in the Middle East. The recent Tatneft-Iraq meeting and the Russian increasing involvement in the Iraqi national economic market highlighted the role that Tatarstan might play in pursuing Moscow Middle Eastern strategy.
The Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the country's inability to pay the foreign debt as a consequence of the domestic political crisis and the national financial default. Lebanon is becoming an unstable country where foreign powers and actors can exploit people's hunger and domestic chaos to promote their agenda.
Saudi Vision 2030 is probably the most ambitious plan of human development, social transformation and economic growth ever made. If realised, the project could have a significant impact on the distribution of power in the international system, speeding up the transition towards multipolarity.
The latest events in the Middle East, which saw the isolation of Qatar from its neighbouring countries (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, are directly linked to the American foreign policy in the Persian Gulf. More precisely, they represent the attempt of the current US President, Donald J. Trump, to isolate Iran.
It has been acknowledged by many experts that the upcoming Iranian Presidential elections, to be held the 19th of May, will be crucial for the future of the country. The significance of this vote cannot be simply calculated in long-term geopolitical consequences, but it fits into a broader picture: the Middle Eastern region’s stability.