Following the uneventful death of the president of the United Arab Emirates, his half-brother and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed succeeded him as the new president. Now the question is what will be the policies of Mohammed bin Zayed for the UAE and the region and how likely it is for us to witness changes in those policies. We talked with Hassan Hanizadeh, a regional affairs expert, to get his thoughts on the matter.
Demonstrators in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul denounced actions aimed at driving a wedge between the Iranian and Afghan nations, calling for unity between the two neighbors in the face of conspiracies to poison their friendly relations.
Qatar extended a warm welcome and hospitality to the Iranian president during his two-day visit to the Persian Gulf Arab country. But what political and economic results will Iran achieve from this visit? We have discussed this issue with Ramin Mehmanparast, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s former spokesman. He is optimistic about the future of relations between the two countries.