The president-elect is also likely to be less tolerant of Israel’s settlement expansion and the inroads Russia and Turkey have made into the Middle East.
States are increasingly using assassination to guard against the twin threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a carefully worded statement in response to questions of a prisoner swap. This kind of deal could bring criticism from Australia’s allies.
A new US administration needs to rejoin the nuclear deal and engage in statecraft to improve relations with Tehran.
A Trump election loss would suit NZ's trade, climate and arms control foreign policies. But there will still be the problem of China.
In 2016, America’s adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they’ve grown loathe to deal with.
As fighting continues between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, neighbouring Iran has offered to mediate.
An 11th-century Persian philosopher, physician, pharmacologist, scientist and poet had a profound influence on both European thought and the Islamic world.
‘Beta testing’ of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.
A huge new online survey of Iranians reveals only 40% identify as Muslim.
The US bid to impose so-called 'snapback' sanctions on Iran was roundly rejected by the UN security council.
The US and Iran had been friends for over a century before the British and American coup in 1953 eventually turned them into enemies.
Salt storms are an emerging threat, as Lake Urmia dries up and exposes huge salt marshes.
Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been detained in Iran since 2018. Her transfer to a notoriously brutal prison this week has pushed a fellow researcher to speak out.
The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of fake news, and accounts managed by Russian interests lead the way. How does this misinformation work, and what are its aims?
There’s no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it’s time to change that.
A poem by the Persian polymath Sa'adi helps us understand our shared vulnerability to coronavirus
From China and South Korea to Italy and the US, different countries are taking very different approaches to COVID-19 – with varying degrees of success.
War is expensive, and the Iranian leadership may now face increased pressure to withdraw from its involvement in the Syrian conflict.