Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Iran’s hardliners think Biden might hurt their June presidential election strategy

Hardliners had hoped that Donald Trump’s re-election would help them to oust the reformist and moderate candidates in June’s presidential election. Now hardliners are concerned that the new US administration will destroy their plans.

IranSource by Saeid Jafari

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Does Russia really want a US return to the Iran deal?

The Kremlin has also backed European efforts to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action since the US’s unilateral withdrawal from the deal in 2018. Below the surface, however, Russia’s views may be more complicated and ambivalent.

IranSource by Arman Mahmoudian and Giorgio Cafiero

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Advice to Iran as a new administration takes over the White House

The end of the Donald Trump era and the beginning of the Joe Biden one offer Iran and its neighbors the best opportunity they have had in years to ease conflict and tension and boost prosperity.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Swedish trial paves the way for accountability for Iran’s human rights violations

Universal jurisdiction proceedings may help prevent another forty-one years of total impunity for perpetrators of grave human rights violations in Iran while granting redress for those affected by the violations.

IranSource by Aida Samani

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Will the families of PS752 ever receive justice?

The efforts undertaken on behalf of those aggrieved include diplomatic efforts, arbitration, civil litigation, and the possibility of criminal inquiries.

IranSource by Gissou Nia

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jan 6, 2021

The rise and fall of the ‘crocodile ayatollah’

With the death of Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, hardliners lost their most outspoken representative.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s Iran thinking?

Tehran seized a South Korean tanker while also announcing that it had begun increasing its uranium enrichment levels to 20 percent. Why?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Iran Korea

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Slavin joins the Rick Ungar Highlight Podcast to discuss Iran-US relations and nuclear programs

In the News

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Slavin joins Iran International to discuss US-Iran relations after the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

In the News

Democratic Transitions Iran

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Iran’s railway ambitions go beyond Afghanistan

The first railway between Iran and Afghanistan was launched in December 2020. The project represents a major step toward increasing Afghan-Iran trade and opening landlocked Afghanistan to the rest of the world through the Iranian port of Chabahar.

IranSource by Maysam Bizaer

Iran Middle East


Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The complexities of unraveling US sanctions and returning to the JCPOA

Online Event A new paper written by Brian O'Toole, discusses the complexities of sanctions relief in particular and the prospects for US diplomacy with Iran under the Biden administration.

12:00pm Arms Control Economic Sanctions Economy & Business Iran

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