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President Obama’s visit in Saudi Arabia: will the agreement on the nuclear programme of Iran survive realpolitik?

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Arab Gulf are keen to apply this maxim. On the 14th of July last year, Iran won the first game of a diplomatic match with the signature of a historical deal that reintegrated it into the concert of nations and the decision to gradually remove sanctions. A historical deal that was also a diplomatic and strategic tsunami as it redistributed the cards amongst regional powers, while reviving historical rivalries. Upon close analysis, the situation is not as straightforward and Iran’s diplomatic victory could well only be […]

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