The Iranian Revolution claimed to represent the voice of the poor when coming to power in 1979, but this week arrested a rapper who voices the struggles of the poor.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's tone has shifted drastically with regards to Iran, and it bodes well for the whole region.
With China and Russia pushing their weight around the region, any further delays on a nuclear deal with Iran will end up costing the US dearly.
The UK has decided to cut aid to victims of the conflict but won't stop selling arms to those perpetrating large scale atrocities against civilians.
Iranian hardliners may see every progressive delay in nuclear talks as a signal to take one step back.
The removal of Anwar Gargash, who has long been the face of Emirati foreign policy, is part of a larger push to consolidate power within a tighter circle.
The decision to restore relations with Qatar is a smart one. But can the Saudi crown prince follow through?
Iran has managed to entrench itself in Syria and is fast becoming an immovable force in the country.
The Saudis and Emiratis have the ear of the US president and are likely pushing for a confrontation with Iran - but they might end up disappointed as the 'America First' president does not have an appetite for war.
Part VI: The Power of the Revolutionary Guard - this is the sixth in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
Trump may be bluffing, but is the European Union just having a massive sulk? Could it all be resolved if a few EU leaders just gave the EU's foreign affairs office a little more respect?
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