This paper examines Iran’s relationship with the West and how that relationship has
led Iran to define its interests as fundamentally opposed to the United States’ interests
in the Middle East. Following from this, it examines Iran’s relationships with nonstate
terror groups, especially in...
A close U.S. ally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has informal links
to terrorism, and many young Saudis have traveled abroad to take
part in Islamic militancy across the Middle East. This paper
examines how religious institutions, rather than religious beliefs,
influence social norms, and...