Over the last decade, the US and EU have constructed a complex network of sanctions in response to Iran’s nuclear programme, ensuring the near-total isolation of Iran from global markets. On ‘implementation day’, this network starts to be disassembled and reintegration begin.
Climate change represents a new type of national security threat, requiring innovative institutional arrangements and unprecedented levels of international co-operation. The UK’s National Security Strategy sets out a bold plan to deal comprehensively with these challenges.
The US President visits the Gulf amidst heightened tension between the United States and Iran. But the latest episode in the Straits of Hormuz only underlines the wariness towards both countries by Gulf Arab States.