The Gulf Cooperation Council, sometimes called the 'Arab NATO,' was created in 1981 as a defensive structure against the Iran-Iraq War, but today it works as a defense against terrorism. How effective is the GCC?
2016 is no doubt going to be a busy news year.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is aligned with the United Nations and functions as the world's nuclear weapons watchdog, attempting to keep nuclear countries honest in their agreements.
With Iran's oft-stated goal of wiping Israel off the map, tension between the two countries is pepertually high. What would happen if they went to war? How do they stack up with each other militarily?
Despite penury and isolation, Iran has launched its most ambitious environmental project ever in hopes of saving the world’s sixth largest salt lake and its wildlife. Continue reading →
With the nuclear deal coming to a close, Iran is at a point of transformation. But, how will this change the daily lives of Iranians?
In 2015, Iran proposed bills that would ban birth control and encourage younger couples to marry. It's just the latest twist in Iran's ongoing tale of population problems.
Saudi Arabia and Iran are currently engaged in a "proxy war" in Yemen, with both sides recruiting allies to gain influence in the region. Conflict between the two countries is nothing new. Why are they at odds?
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