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Iran Unlocked: A Wealth Of Potential

BMI Research has just published a special report, Iran Unlocked: A Wealth Of Potential, on the implications of a deal on Iran's nuclear programme, which we expect to be reached in July 2015. This...

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The Middle East At A Critical Juncture

The Middle East is at a critical juncture. The anticipated nuclear deal between Iran and the world's major powers could transform the region by bringing Iran closer to the US after 36 years of...

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Obama's Foreign Policy 'Tetralemma'

US President Barack Obama's administration faces a major 'tetralemma' in terms of prioritising its foreign policy challenges. The four main geopolitical challenges for the US are (in west to east...

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Much At Stake For Iran In Iraq Crisis

Much is at stake for Iran, as fighting continues in Iraq between government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Iran's major concern is that the weakening of Iraqi Prime...

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The Short Distance To A Global War Scare

The distance to a truly global geopolitical crisis is not as far as most people would think. In recent years, we have seen several regional crises, but not a truly global one – at least, not since 9/...

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Ukraine Crisis: Global Ramifications

Russia's decision to intervene in Crimea, Ukraine, has several geopolitical ramifications: 1: It demonstrates Russia's willingness and ability to defend its interests militarily in the 'near abroad...

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