Manal Lotfy's Articles

All of a sudden, as it seems, Washington and European capitals realised the root of Middle East troubles was Israel’s continued occupation of Palestine and the failure to achieve the Oslo promise of a Palestinian state.

Despite confrontations between Iranian proxies and Israeli and US forces in the region, no one wants a large-scale Middle Eastern war, least of all Tehran.

How Tehran plays its cards during the current military conflict between the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel will be closely monitored internationally, writes Manal Lotfy

Saudi Arabia faces some delicate choices in the face of the relentless US push for it to normalise its relations with Israel.

Will this week’s BRICS summit in South Africa make good on promises to produce a fairer and more inclusive world, asks Manal Lotfy

Iran is testing the water of the region’s security architecture with a proposed new naval alliance with the Gulf states.

The EU is not adding Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to its list of terrorist organisations as part of the sanctions announced this week, leaving the way open for further talks with Tehran, writes Manal Lotfy

Will the Iranian regime continue to react with the violence and intransigence that has marked its response to last year’s demonstrations, asks Manal Lotfy

Russia is strengthening its relations with the African countries as Europe comes under pressure owing to the economic effects of the Ukraine war.

This week’s high-stakes summit meeting between Russia, Turkey, and Iran will send important messages to domestic as well as international audiences,

While the economic argument for Iran to return to a nuclear deal with the Western countries is a powerful one, the strategic argument is even more so.

Washington and Tehran have begun indirect nuclear talks in Qatar as hopes of the Gulf Arab countries increasing international supplies of oil have waned.

The Russian-Ukrainian war may be entering its decisive stages, with crucial questions now more than ever dividing the West.

Any failure to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme will likely cause further economic pain to ordinary Iranians and more repression by the regime.

Multiple crises are increasing the tensions between Iran and the West and making a revival of the 2015 nuclear deal increasingly unlikely, writes Manal Lotfy

Iran vows revenge after the assassination of a senior officer in the Quds Force.

The Russia-Ukraine war is proving to be an epoch-making event in creating new geopolitical fault lines in Europe.

The European Union is struggling to preserve its unity in the face of the war in Ukraine, writes Manal Lotfy

The outbreak of World War III and the use of nuclear weapons is now a “real danger” as a result of the escalation of the war in Ukraine, Moscow warned this week

The outcome of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict will be decided on the eastern front amid fears of a long war of attrition.

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