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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

With the US out of Afghanistan, Iran jumps on the opportunity of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Even if Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is stalled, the US exit from Afghanistan changes the regional landscape.

IranSource by Jonathan Fulton

Afghanistan China

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Iran ‘won’ the war with Iraq but at a heavy price

More than four decades after the beginning of a dreadful war that shaped the lives and worldview of a generation, Iraq and Iran seem to have put the past behind them and moved to a new relationship. But the road ahead is not without landmines. The balance of power is too lopsided in Iran’s favor to allow for a healthy alliance and Iran’s continued estrangement from the US makes Baghdad’s balancing act even trickier. The Iranians may be enjoying their triumphant short-term position, but the long-term consequences could be calamitous.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim

Iran Iraq

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Iranian children are being punished based on their parents’ religion and beliefs

In practice, Iran’s discriminatory law affects almost all aspects of minority children’s lives, such as safety and well-being and access to health and education.

IranSource by Hamed Farmand

Human Rights Iran

Experts

Content

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

The special role of US nuclear weapons

The United States needs to maintain a robust, flexible, and modernized nuclear deterrent. That means that United States needs to continue with nuclear modernization, reject a no first use (NFU) policy, and examine further nuclear capabilities.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig

China Defense Policy

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

With the US out of Afghanistan, Iran jumps on the opportunity of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Even if Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is stalled, the US exit from Afghanistan changes the regional landscape.

IranSource by Jonathan Fulton

Afghanistan China

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Iran ‘won’ the war with Iraq but at a heavy price

More than four decades after the beginning of a dreadful war that shaped the lives and worldview of a generation, Iraq and Iran seem to have put the past behind them and moved to a new relationship. But the road ahead is not without landmines. The balance of power is too lopsided in Iran’s favor to allow for a healthy alliance and Iran’s continued estrangement from the US makes Baghdad’s balancing act even trickier. The Iranians may be enjoying their triumphant short-term position, but the long-term consequences could be calamitous.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim

Iran Iraq

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Iranian children are being punished based on their parents’ religion and beliefs

In practice, Iran’s discriminatory law affects almost all aspects of minority children’s lives, such as safety and well-being and access to health and education.

IranSource by Hamed Farmand

Human Rights Iran

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Sakhi was quoted in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: Iran Looks for Stable Relations With Taliban

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Alam was quoted in the Eurasia Review and the article from Arab News on “Warming Iran-Taliban Ties To Have Consequences For Region”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Iran’s environmental woes could be Raisi’s Achilles heel

Among the challenges encountered by the Islamic Republic of Iran, climate change looms as one of the most serious, disrupting, and even life-threatening issues facing both rural and urban populations. This threat has worsened at a time when Iran is politically polarized, ideologically fractured, and economically embattled.  

IranSource by Javad Heiran-Nia and Mahmood Monshipouri

Energy & Environment Iran

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Alam was quoted in the Arab News article: Warming Iran-Taliban ties will have consequences for region

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Dagres joins Monocle to discuss the JCPOA

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Intelligence

Mon, Sep 13, 2021

Dagres joins the Monocle to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Events

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

POSTPONED – Iranian public opinion as Raisi takes the stage

Online Event A discussion surrounding the polling data on Iranian public opinion on domestic, regional, and international issues, surveyed by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland.

12:00pm Economy & Business Iran Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Future of UN sanctions

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of targeted financial sanctions in the United Nations toolkit featuring Sue Eckert, George A. Lopez, Kimberly Prost, and Jacqueline Shire. This conversation is moderated by Howard Wachtel.

2:00pm Belarus China Economic Sanctions Ethiopia