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Irina Tsukerman

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Irina Tsukerman graduated with a JD from Fordham University School of Law in 2009 and received her BA in International/Intercultural Studies and Middle East Studies from Fordham University in 2006. Her legal and advocacy work focuses on human rights and security issue, mostly in Muslim countries. She is also involved in diplomatic outreach and relationship-building among different communities.

Qatar is Leaving OPEC – Who Wins?

Cyril Widdershoven wrote a column describe why 2019 is likely to be a tumultuous year for OPEC. It is worth reading in its entirety, but the central theme of the article is that Iran has been...

Time sensitive; The Khashoggi Affair and the Specter of the New Nuclear Deal with...

The outrage over the missing Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Jamal Khashoggi has seemed to have reached with the Saudi Royal Family even allegedly having considered replacing the...

How Everyone Got Played by the Khashoggi Disappearance

The mystery of the ex-Saudi editor and writer Jamal Khashoggi's presumed disappearance from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago seems to be deepen with each passing day. The gruesome picture of the writer...

Iran’s Failing Information War

Iran is losing the information war. It has been unmasked, unveiled, its iniquity laid bare. No longer can Tehran claim moderation. Not after plotting terrorist attacks against the opposition in Europe. Not after arresting and torturing...

Why Does Qatar Get a Pass on Violating US Sanctions?

Mauritania, a member of the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Project (TSCP), is a recipient of US assistance towards counterterrorism and security efforts. Bangladesh, despite cuts in the financial assistance under the Trump administration, continues receiving millions in aid for humanitarian,...

Democracy, Human Rights, and the Limits of International Interventions

Is it time to reexamine the applications of traditional foreign policy paradigms in light of the complicated contemporary realities? Several recent developments challenge the understanding of limits of international interventions in political or diplomatic context. The...

Why does Qatar Need Ukraine’s Sea Ports?

In a recent move, that went largely unnoticed by the international media, Qatar signed a memorandum of cooperation with Ukraine's Sea Ports Authority. The agreement establishes cooperation between the two countries in a variety of...

U.S. Should Not Abandon Its Allies in Yemen

The latest - and likely final - version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - features a provision, presented by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, that would restrict U.S. aid to the Saudi-led...

US Toughens Up on Iran, Yet Keeps Losing

Despite withdrawing from JCPOA, getting a number of major European companies to withdraw from Iranian markets, causing Iran's former partners in Asia to switch over to Saudi and other oil, and going after a...

Is France Reemerging As An Aspiring Superpower?

On Monday, July 9, the French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Barley met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss opportunities for defense and security cooperation, including upgrading the intelligence sharing agreement between the...