Tag: Iran

BRICS Expansion – the risks and the beginnings of a new world order?

In early September, 2023, following the 15th annual BRICS summit, the BRICS nations announced its expansion, inviting Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. These states are set to become members of BRICS at the start of 2024. Whilst some see this expansion to have little effect on the international political […]

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior fellow at FDD, where his primary focus revolves around issues pertaining to Iranian security and politics. He previously held the positions of research fellow and senior Iran analyst at FDD. Prior to his tenure at FDD, Behnam was engaged in non-proliferation matters at a Washington-based think-tank specializing in arms […]

Saudi Arabia and Iran’s Peace Accords that Changed the Status Quo

Iran and Saudi Peace Accords On the 10th of March Saudi Arabia and Iran have decided to restore diplomatic ties which would end their long-term rivalry and elevate their liaison into a different parallel. This long term and complex relationship over the years have put geopolitical and regional risk on international politics. Both countries have suffered from […]

Episode 118: The new world order and new risks: Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia with Ben Taleblu

The International Risk Podcast is a weekly podcast for senior executives, board members and risk advisors. In these podcasts, we speak with risk management specialists from around the world. Our host is Dominic Bowen, originally from Australia, is one of Europe’s leading international risk specialists. Having spent the last 20 years successfully establishing large and […]

Episode 91:Nader Hashemi on the Current Unrest in Iran

In this episode, Dominic speaks with Nader Hashemi, the director of the Center for Middle East Studies, about the international significance of the current unrest in Iran following the Following the death of Mahsa Amini, arrested by local police on charges of not correctly wearing the hijab. Nader Hashemi’s research interests lie at the intersection […]