A new wave of popular protests against mounting prices piles pressure on conservative president Ebrahim Raissì. But he only can walk a fine diplomatic line.
- An Israel with a collapsed government will host Joe Biden in mid-July, amid uncertain political legacy and perspectives.
- Palestinian Prime Minister spoke with ResetDOC ahead of his diplomatic tour to Europe. Admitting a new generation needs to take the lead.
- After Operation Enduring Freedom’s sucess, what the U.S. pursued with Freedom’s Sentinel were chimeric ambitions; what it needed were achievable outcomes.
- European citizens and leakers alike have watched the Western débacle in Afghanistan with a mixture of horror and disbelief. That may have far-reaching political and military consequences.
- Al Sisi’s regime has doubled its efforts to impose itself as the key mediator between Israel and the Palestinians. The effectiveness of its diplomatic action is highly questionable.
- A series of bombings against schools sheds a gloomy light on the future of Afghanistan, 20 years after the beginning of NATO’s military intervention. Voices from within the country.
- The new US administration may well change its approach to Turkey, yet Erdoğan’s regime is unlikely to significantly review the foundations of its self-assigned macro-regional role— that of a revisionist player, ready to embark on a number of political and military adventures to assert its power and “right the wrongs of colonialism”. Yet someone, at some point, will call the bluff. So claims historian Kerem Öktem, a leading scholar on contemporary Turkish history and politics, in this talk with Reset DOC discussing AKP’s foreign policy in the age of Biden.
- The new US administration needs to handle a controversial foreign policy dossier: the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban signed by its predecessor. It still needs to figure out how.
- Almost all sides are winners for now, but a third GCC confrontation remains possible, writes Hussein Ibish