Iran-Saudi relations: Towards the escalation?

As Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran after Nimr al-Nimr execution do you think we are heading toward more escalation between Saudi Arabia and Iran and in which form this escalation may happen, or do you think at the end cool heads will prevail on both sides? Read few comments.

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Syria talks: Some progress or just wishful thinking?

Maybe surprisingly, but the powers agreed on transition period that should lead to elections in Syria. Still many uncertainties, but it seem there is a progress. How do you read this, what are the biggest obstacles on the way out of Syrian conflict, maybe also when we take into account what just happened in Paris? Read few comments.

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Middle East and the role of external powers

You might perhaps see it differently, but it seems that Russia is back in the Middle East, the US is quite indecisive and the EU lack any visible strategy related to region. Plus with some ongoing conflicts, Sunni-Shia rivalry and in many countries problematic economic prospects, what would be you advice for any external power looking at the Middle East? Read few comments.

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Iran deal: New chapter? Or horror story?

HighRep Federica Mogherini:  This decision is not only on Iran’s nuclear program, it’s much more, can open a new chapter in international relations. In your opinion, how much is it realistic to expect that it will really open a new chapter in international relations and what kind of chapter? Read few comments.

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Iran nuclear talks: Deal or not? And what may happen under both scenarios

How would you asses the impact of the possible successful conclusion of Iran nuclear talks on the broader Middle East and maybe also beyond? And if the talks fail, what kind of impact do you expect? Read few comments.

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Yemen: How much is it about Saudi Arabia vs Iran?

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What’s next for Israel-US relations?

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is somehow backing away from the pre-election comments that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch, but is seems Israel-US relations (of maybe better to say Obama-Netanyahu relations?) are in a very bad shape with the US even suggesting it may give less support to Israel in the UN.  What is your view on the current state of Israel-US relations taking into account also Iran nuclear talks and (currently not very much existent) peace process? Read few comments.

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