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The Iran Program provides transatlantic and regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis of the complex American-Iranian relationship.

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Mon, Sep 16, 2019

From overtures for US talks to threats of war with Iran

Rejected again and embarrassed by the escalation in the Persian Gulf his policies have incentivized, Trump is likely to make similar belligerent comments this year and US-Iran relations will only worsen.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Fighting corruption or just more political infighting in Iran?

A new crackdown on corruption in the Islamic Republic is roiling the country’s political elite and could have implications for the succession to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

IranSource by Tahereh Hadian-Jazy

Iran

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Iran counters ‘Maximum Pressure’ by reaching out to the Kurds

Sensing the immense geopolitical challenges Iran is facing, these Kurdish groups—which seek autonomy through armed struggle—might be testing the waters amid mounting regional pressure on Tehran.

IranSource by Tamer Badawi

Crisis Management Iran

Experts

Content

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Wechsler joins BBC to discuss Iran’s denial of involvement in Saudi oil attacks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Security & Defense

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Slavin in The American Conservative: Iran and the Poisonous Fruits of ‘Maximum Pressure’

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Talks in Riyadh on Iran: What happens next?

Trump is more than likely hoping that Saudi officials agree to economic pressure on Iran, but oppose an all-out war.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Iran Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fontenrose joins BBC to discuss recent attacks on Saudi

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Slavin quoted in NPR on Saudi strike

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Pfaff in Defense One: The Saudi-Oil Attacks Aren’t Game Changing. They Show How the Game Has Changed

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Oil and Gas
Putin Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

He’s serious: Putin offers to sell air defense missiles to Saudi Arabia

While Iran's president and foreign minister laughed at the Russian president's statement, Putin offer should been seen as a serious one.

New Atlanticist by Mark N. Katz

Iran Missile Defense

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fujairah and the encirclement of Saudi oil production by Iran

The latest attacks on the Arab Gulf oil industry seem to be part of a strategy by Iran to warn the Gulf states that it can block all oil shipments, if it sees fit. One of the warnings was the attack on three tankers at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

EnergySource by Jean-Francois Seznec

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Slavin joins BBC to discuss Iran and Saudi Arabia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Bryza joins CNN to discuss attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East