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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The JCPOA: A bittersweet anniversary for Iran, the US and the wider world

The next US and Iranian governments will face many challenges, not least recovery from COVID-19 and economic recession.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Holly Dagres

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

A series of unusual events in Iran point to sabotage. How will Tehran respond?

A spate of explosions has struck highly secure and sensitive sites, as well as regular industrial locales, including factories and gas pipelines, and even a clinic in a fancy part of north Tehran.

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Iran Middle East

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

An Iranian gamer’s battle against sanctions and sexism

According to a 2017 study from Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation, there are twenty-eight million Iranian gamers.

IranSource by Sheida Hooshmandi

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The JCPOA: A bittersweet anniversary for Iran, the US and the wider world

The next US and Iranian governments will face many challenges, not least recovery from COVID-19 and economic recession.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Holly Dagres

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss regime change, Hong Kong, and ‘Hamilton’ in Foreign Policy

In this biweekly Foreign Policy column, Matthew Kroenig and Emma Ashford discuss the crisis in Hong Kong and the effectiveness of regime change, using 'Hamilton' and its insights as a premise.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

A series of unusual events in Iran point to sabotage. How will Tehran respond?

A spate of explosions has struck highly secure and sensitive sites, as well as regular industrial locales, including factories and gas pipelines, and even a clinic in a fancy part of north Tehran.

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Experts dissect Iran regime’s disinformation campaign as COVID-19 worsens

How much Iran’s 84 million people actually know about events inside their own country is debatable, given Tehran’s heavy-handed censorship and a global disinformation campaign that blames all crises, including COVID-19, on foreigners and perceived enemies of the regime.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Disinformation

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Dagres quoted in The Telegraph on incidents at Iranian nuclear/power facilities

In the News

Iran Middle East

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

Kroenig and Ashford Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal in Foreign Policy

On June 26, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they discuss former national security advisor John Bolton’s impact on the Trump administration’s Iran policy and the consequences of pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation

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