A European takeover?

Feb 04,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – GEORGE S. HISHMEH Barely were Western sanctions lifted from Iran, after it signed a nuclear deal with key Western powers, than its president, Hassan Rouhani, went shopping in Europe, namely in Italy and France, where he received red carpet treatment. This forward-looking approach should […]

Ties that could help everybody

Feb 01,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visits to Italy and France a week ago can be viewed as a big success when measured by the multibillion-dollar business deals he reached with these two European countries. Rouhani signed trade deals worth about $18 billion with Rome, […]

Fear and loathing in Saudi Arabia

  Editors’ Note: What does Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr al-Nimr say about the country’s domestic politics and foreign policy? As Ken Pollack explains, the leadership in Riyadh sees a Middle East spiraling out of control—that, combined with concerns about a general mobilization of the region’s Shiites, difficulties in controlling […]