As one of the most conflict-ridden regions in the world, the Middle East sorely stands out in its lack of any region-wide framework for conducting security dialogue among states in the region. As such, an important route for clarifying states’ threat perceptions and security concerns in a regional format, and building confidence that could possibly engender greater regional cooperation, is missing.
Following President Trump’s inauguration, there was uncertainty regarding the administration’s position on Iran, especially as far as the P5+1 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) was concerned. But Trump’s strong campaign-trail statements about ripping up the “worst deal ever negotiated” have receded to the background.
Angling away from shorelines and sea shanties, Newfoundland’s Lisa Moore has instead made her name with impressionistic, fractured narratives as sharp and craggy as those East Coast cliffs she refuses to write about. “I’m not trying to explore what Newfoundland is,” she insists. “I’m influenced by what I experience immediately through my senses.