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Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US policy hinders positive ‘regime change’ in Iran

With the rare exception of a weekend prisoner swap, the record of US-Iran relations since the Trump administration came to office has been dismal both for the Iranian people and for US national interests. A policy of undermining and then quitting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCOPA)—topped by an embargo on the export of […]

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Middle East

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Assessing US policy toward Iran

The effectiveness of any US policy needs to be measured against the primary objective it is seeking to accomplish. A policy might be changing some conditions in a target country, but not others. The conditions that are being changed by US policy might be material to US interests, or they might not. The key question […]

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Economic Sanctions Iran

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

New protests expose widening rift between Iran’s regime and ‘the people’

Whether one is navigating past truckers driving along country roads, visiting underground parties in the capital, or holding heated debates with members of different political persuasions in cafes or shared taxis, Iran doesn’t feel like a totalitarian dictatorship.  Forty years after a violent revolution that overturned a small Western-oriented elite, Iranians remain irrepressible and irreverent—as […]

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Digital Policy Iran

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Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US policy hinders positive ‘regime change’ in Iran

With the rare exception of a weekend prisoner swap, the record of US-Iran relations since the Trump administration came to office has been dismal both for the Iranian people and for US national interests. A policy of undermining and then quitting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCOPA)—topped by an embargo on the export of […]

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Middle East

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Assessing US policy toward Iran

The effectiveness of any US policy needs to be measured against the primary objective it is seeking to accomplish. A policy might be changing some conditions in a target country, but not others. The conditions that are being changed by US policy might be material to US interests, or they might not. The key question […]

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Economic Sanctions Iran

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Slavin joins the SETA Foundation to discuss Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Tavakol quoted in TRT World on trade between Iran and Europe

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

New protests expose widening rift between Iran’s regime and ‘the people’

Whether one is navigating past truckers driving along country roads, visiting underground parties in the capital, or holding heated debates with members of different political persuasions in cafes or shared taxis, Iran doesn’t feel like a totalitarian dictatorship.  Forty years after a violent revolution that overturned a small Western-oriented elite, Iranians remain irrepressible and irreverent—as […]

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Digital Policy Iran

Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Protests challenge Iran’s future position in Iraq

Ongoing violent protests in Iraq have shaken the fragile stability of the country, as well as Iran’s carefully constructed geopolitical strategy for its neighbor and historic rival.

IranSource by Robert Czulda

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Bryza in Kyiv Post: Matthew Bryza: Rosneft undermining Venezuela and Iran sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Kadhim quoted in L’Orient Le Jour on corruption in Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Corruption

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Tavakol joins Al Bawaba News Agency to discuss the Iranian economy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Is Rosneft undermining “maximum pressure” on Venezuela and Iran as Trump looks away?

US President Donald Trump is conducting policies of “maximum pressure” on two countries, Venezuela and Iran. In Venezuela, Russia’s state-owned oil company, Rosneft, actively undercuts this US policy by helping them circumvent Washington’s tough economic sanctions. Why doesn't Washington apply broad sanctions against the giant Russian company?

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance

Events

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

One year into the United States’ maximum pressure campaign on Iran

In a paper published by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in November 2019, distinguished experts discuss the long-term significance of the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, with regard to Iran’s domestic politics, economy, and regional policy, as well as US policy toward Iran and European–Iranian relations.

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