Iran’s nuclear stand-off and its regional role was the theme of a policy dialogue organised by the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels on 8 April 2013. LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut chaired a panel of experts which included Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian Armenian Council; Savas Genc, Professor of International Relations at Fatih University in Istanbul; Walter Posch, Senior […]Read more
The visit of the Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad to the Island of Abu Musa in the Gulf, on Wednesday (11 April), must surely be seen as an act of diplomatic folly, which has as expected been robustly condemned by the government of the United Arab Emirates, which considers the island as part of its territory. […]Read more
A decision on an American Missile shield for the GCC is expected in June, but not everybody is happy.
The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and the United States have agreed to build a regional missile defence architecture, Bahrain’s foreign minister has said. Details of the agreement and the final decision by the GCC member states and the US will be taken in June, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said in remarks published by […]Read more
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that any decision on the Caspian Sea and its related issues without considering the position of its littoral states is unacceptable. The Iranian news agency IRNA reported that whilst addressing Yerevan State University students, Lavrov said the European Union’s decision to exploit the Caspian Sea and transfer Turkmenistan […]Read more