Australia has committed to joining the US and the UK in a mission to protect oil ships in the Strait of Hormuz. But why is the Strait the source of so much tension between the US and Iran?
Tensions in the Gulf are a stark reminder of the choices ahead for the UK on security cooperation after Brexit.
Australia is expected to announce the commitment soon as US-Iran tensions remain high.
An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
A fifth of the world's oil travels through the narrow waterway.
After Brexit, the UK will need to decide whether it supports EU diplomacy or US militarism.
How Syria's tribes are being used by those both for and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political fortunes on bringing Iran out of isolation. Now, it appears he's losing control to hard-liners in Iran.
Iran has announced it will breach the limits on uranium enrichment agreed under the 2015 nuclear deal, after the US turned its back on the agreement. What does that mean for Iran's nuclear program?
Despite the UK's close relationship with Saudi Arabia, the British public think much the same about its global influence as they do about Russia and Iran – and it isn't good.
Iran has long recognised the benefits of using cryptocurrencies to counter US sanctions.
Donald Trump stepped back from launching US airstrikes inside Iran, but the conflict is unabated and there appears to be no way out of confrontation for now.
The US has imposed new sanctions against Iran's top leaders, but its foreign policy has no clear focus.
Trump announced 'hard-hitting' new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack on a US drone. A peace studies scholar explains why sanctions rarely work.
The US isn't the only country considering a military response to Iranian aggression.
Iran's leaders are threatening to breach a 2015 agreement that froze their country's nuclear program. What is uranium enrichment, and what would it mean for Iran's ability to build nuclear weapons?
Recent speeches suggest there may be an appetite for closer relations, but it won't be easy. A Saudi and an Iranian explain.
A showdown with Iran over some oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf could push the US into its next Mideast war, writes a scholar of military aggression.
After years of work, the JCPOA nuclear deal could be on its last legs.