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How Iran and Turkey are sabotaging their own future economic prospects

How Iran and Turkey are sabotaging their own future economic prospects

As the development of trade routes between the West and the East is in full swing, Iran and Turkey risk being overlooked due to their own policies, despite their strategic position between the two regions.

Dragoș Mateescu
Dragoș Mateescu
23 May 2024
Orban’s dance: one step backwards with Russia, one step forward towards sovereignists and Iran

Orban’s dance: one step backwards with Russia, one step forward towards sovereignists and Iran

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has slightly distanced himself from Russia for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine, but he has moved closer to the sovereigntists. This "dance" has very much to do with the interest in a post of European Commissioner.

Ioana Dumitrescu
Ioana Dumitrescu
08 Mar 2024
Iran: the ayatollahs win the elections, but the regime loses support

Iran: the ayatollahs win the elections, but the regime loses support

In the recent legislative elections, the regime in Tehran scored a victory and suffered a defeat at the same time. The winners were exactly who the ayatollahs wanted to be, but the turnout was the lowest in the history of the Islamic republic. The victory shows that the regime's ultraconservatives are firmly in control of Iran, but the low turnout indicates a loss of popular support for a regime that has been increasingly challenged in recent years.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
04 Mar 2024
The year of the “Great Reset” ?

The year of the “Great Reset” ?

Why the year 2024 is a test for liberal democracies around the world and disinformation might be fatal to them.

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
01 Mar 2024
Hackers attack Romania with methods typical of criminals and authoritarian states

Hackers attack Romania with methods typical of criminals and authoritarian states

Hackers stole data from the Romanian Parliament, demanding money for ransom. Such ransomware attacks are launched by both criminals and state actors.

Cezar Manu
Cezar Manu
07 Feb 2024
The US bombs Yemen. Major risk of escalation of the Middle East conflict

The US bombs Yemen. Major risk of escalation of the Middle East conflict

The US and the UK have bombed targets in Yemen. The operation, aimed at deterring further attacks by the Houthi militia in the Red Sea, could cause an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
12 Jan 2024
The Biden – Xi meeting did not settle the bilateral issues, but it did reduce tension

The Biden – Xi meeting did not settle the bilateral issues, but it did reduce tension

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed, among other things, to establish a direct line of contact. It is a step forward in the bilateral relationship, after years of tensions.

Ioana Dumitrescu
Ioana Dumitrescu
17 Nov 2023
Iran and Hezbollah do not want a war in the East, but they might trigger it

Iran and Hezbollah do not want a war in the East, but they might trigger it

Attacks by pro-Iranian Shiite groups have fueled concerns about an escalation of the war in Gaza. Iran doesn't seem to want a war, but a miscalculation could escalate the situation.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
13 Nov 2023
Dan Stoenescu, Chargé d'Affaires of the European Union to Syria: “The situation in Ukraine is also affecting Syria”

Dan Stoenescu, Chargé d'Affaires of the European Union to Syria: “The situation in Ukraine is also affecting Syria”

Syria remains a country ravaged by conflict and a deep humanitarian crisis, a place of conflicting interests of multiple state and non-state actors, says the Chargé d'Affaires of the European Union to Syria, Dan Stoenescu*. In an interview for TVR and Veridica, Dan Stoenescu explained that, although it doesn’t recognize the Assad regime, the EU keeps communication channels open in order to provide assistance to the Syrian people. The EU official also spoke about the link between the war in Syria and the one in Ukraine.

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
04 Nov 2022
WAR PROPAGANDA: Israel will not supply weapons to Ukraine lest they should be stolen or sold to Iran

WAR PROPAGANDA: Israel will not supply weapons to Ukraine lest they should be stolen or sold to Iran

Israel will not provide Ukraine with weapons lest they should be sold to Iran, according to Kremlin-linked media, which deliberately misquotes former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In fact, the Israeli politician’s statement is taken out of context, while Israel refused to supply weapons to Ukraine for different reasons.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
26 Oct 2022
Syria, the country abandoned to darkness

Syria, the country abandoned to darkness

February 25 marked the first military operation ordered by president Joe Biden. US forces bombed targets in Syria used by Iran-led militias. The airstrike has brought back in the limelight a nearly forgotten war, recalling the complexity of this conflict with regional ramifications.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
04 Mar 2021
The “new” America in the old Middle East

The “new” America in the old Middle East

The first steps taken by the Biden administration in the Middle East mark significant changes as compared to the Trump era. The key allies to whom Trump had given a free hand in the region are now given a cold shoulder, while at the same time opening the gate towards a resumption of dialogue with Iran. It remains to be seen, though, how deep these changes are going to be or how long they will take.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
24 Feb 2021
The Iranian File: Nuclear Poker with Regional Stakes

The Iranian File: Nuclear Poker with Regional Stakes

The clandestine war against the Iranian nuclear program seems to intensify as Teheran is replenishing its low enriched uranium stocks. Production was resumed in response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal. However, it’s not clear whether the ayatollahs are really determined to build a bomb now or they are rather using the threat of a nuclear weapon to get the crippling economic sanctions lifted. The other side is invoking the danger of an atomic bomb, but seems at least as concerned with other Iran related problems that were not addressed by the nuclear deal.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
13 Dec 2020