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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

How to fix the “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran

The Trump administration’s strategy suffers from internal tensions and inherent contradictions that have undermined its effectiveness from the beginning.

IranSource by Colonel Udi Evental

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Just how happy are Iranians with their lives?

Iran ranks 118 out of 153 countries on the UN’s 2020 World Happiness Index (WHI), slightly above the lowest quintile—the least happy.

IranSource by Nadereh Chamlou

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Pressed by sanctions and coronavirus, can Iranian businesses bounce back?

During the past four decades, Iranian entrepreneurs have always found ways of reviving business activities and productivity in times of crisis. However, current challenges are undermining those efforts and driving many Iranians into further poverty.

IranSource by Mohsen Tavakol

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

The new Iranian child protection law is holistic, but discriminatory

Despite its shortcomings, the new lawis still a significant step towards protecting children and adolescents in Iran and serves as an essential resource for activists and legal professionals.

Blog Post by Hamed Farmand

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

The United States needs an Iran strategy, not a ‘campaign’

The United States’ policy towards Iran has reached an impasse. The Trump administration will have gone a full term without a meaningful strategy towards this historic rival.

Blog Post by Alma Keshavarz

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Iranian officials’ hypocritical support of #BlackLivesMatter

Over the past few weeks, Iranian officials have not shied away from condemning the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.

Blog Post by Rebecca Stryer

Iran Middle East

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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

How to fix the “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran

The Trump administration’s strategy suffers from internal tensions and inherent contradictions that have undermined its effectiveness from the beginning.

IranSource by Colonel Udi Evental

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Just how happy are Iranians with their lives?

Iran ranks 118 out of 153 countries on the UN’s 2020 World Happiness Index (WHI), slightly above the lowest quintile—the least happy.

IranSource by Nadereh Chamlou

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Pressed by sanctions and coronavirus, can Iranian businesses bounce back?

During the past four decades, Iranian entrepreneurs have always found ways of reviving business activities and productivity in times of crisis. However, current challenges are undermining those efforts and driving many Iranians into further poverty.

IranSource by Mohsen Tavakol

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

The new Iranian child protection law is holistic, but discriminatory

Despite its shortcomings, the new lawis still a significant step towards protecting children and adolescents in Iran and serves as an essential resource for activists and legal professionals.

Blog Post by Hamed Farmand

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

The United States needs an Iran strategy, not a ‘campaign’

The United States’ policy towards Iran has reached an impasse. The Trump administration will have gone a full term without a meaningful strategy towards this historic rival.

Blog Post by Alma Keshavarz

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Iranian officials’ hypocritical support of #BlackLivesMatter

Over the past few weeks, Iranian officials have not shied away from condemning the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.

Blog Post by Rebecca Stryer

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

IAEA mildly reprimands Iran over suspect nuclear sites

The board on June 19 issued a mild rebuke, echoing IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi’s expression of “serious concern” that Iran has not provided access to two locations where unreported nuclear activity allegedly took place nearly two decades ago.

Blog Post by Mark Fitzpatrick

Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Iran’s muddled relationship with cryptocurrency is self-inflicted

On an institutional level, Iranian policymakers are having a very difficult time understanding how blockchain technology works.

Blog Post by Steven Terner

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

A tale of two Americas, a tale of two Irans

The murder of Neda Agha-Soltan in 2009 continues to be a rallying cry among protesters in Iran, much like the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has become for protesters in the United States today.

IranSource by Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Iran’s ‘butterfly children’ impacted by sanctions and corruption

Described by US dermatologists as “the most painful disease you’ve never heard of,” EB is caused by a genetic mutation. In Iran, an estimated 800 to 1,200 patients live with the disease.

Blog Post by Shenaz Kermalli

Politics & Diplomacy