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In the News

Jul 14, 2024

Charai in National Interest: The Assassination Attempt on Donald Trump and the Threat to Democracy

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

IranSource

Jul 12, 2024

A JCPOA 2.0 will secure Iran as a threshold state but move it away from a bomb

By Danny Citrinowicz  

Through painful compromises on both sides, the desire to avoid a broad escalation can increase the likelihood of reaching a JCPOA 2.0.

Conflict Iran

MENASource

Jul 11, 2024

Investing in Iraq’s education will contribute to its revival

By Honar Issa

Investing in Iraq’s education system offers a unique opportunity for the United States to not only support a key ally but also address the root causes of instability in the region.

Civil Society Conflict

MENASource

Jul 10, 2024

Syria’s inflated electorate is caused by phantom voters

By Vladimir Pran and Maroun Sfeir

The confusion over the true size of the electorate will certainly not be resolved in these elections.

Civil Society Conflict

IranSource

Jul 9, 2024

An Iranian war criminal’s freedom has a detonating impact on the universal jurisdiction project

By Shadi Sadr

There is a significant risk that the transfer of convicted war criminal Hamid Noury could lead to similar cases, unless the international community addresses its detonating effects.

Human Rights Iran

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Jul 8, 2024

Charai for The National Interest: Assessing the G7 Summit

By Atlantic Council

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Jul 8, 2024

Alkhatib quoted in The Jerusalem Post on Palestinian activism

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

In the News

Jul 8, 2024

Alkhatib joins KOA 850AM to discuss Israel-Hamas War

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

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Jul 8, 2024

Alkhatib quoted in The Telegraph on Gaza ceasefire

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

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Jul 8, 2024

Fulton quoted in South China Morning Post on Gaza ceasefire

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel