Monday, 2nd August, 2021

Geostrategic Affairs Department

The Department of Geostrategic Affairs at b’huth looks at the regional dimension in public policy-making, the extent to which these policies will affect on regional level, and the potential implications of geopolitical developments on the state's orientations, national security, role and regional influence. The department also looks into areas for benefiting from the state's experiences in public policies to support regional and international stability and development in the region.

Tehran’s Proxies Throughout the Middle East Are Feeling the Heat from American Sanctions on Iran

In 2018, Donald Trump announced that the US was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and imposed further sanctions on Tehran. To this day, many, including America`s allies, still question the wisdom of this decision. But a year and a half later, it is abundantly clear that the sanctions have had bite - and a long reach. The effects of diminished opportunities and everyday shortages have been felt not only in Iran but also in states that function as Tehran`s proxies. The question now is whether Iran and its allies will do the right thing and change their behavior and thus allow the US to correspondingly scale back punitive measures.