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Jan 26, 2022

Aban will not die: How truth remains a powerful weapon against the Islamic Republic

By Shadi Sadr

In November 2021, The Iran Atrocities (Aban) Tribunal in London investigated if Iranian government officials, police, and military forces had committed crimes against humanity during the November 2019 protests. In front of the eyes of the Iranian public, bit by bit, pieces of the truth were put together.

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Jan 24, 2022

Iran’s new president just met with Vladimir Putin in Russia. What to make of it?

By Mark N. Katz

Despite the high-profile nature of this summit, little of substance seems to have been agreed upon.

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IranSource

Jan 20, 2022

Under Ebrahim Raisi, Iran and Turkey may be entering a new phase of bilateral ties

By Hossein Aghaie Joobani

While Iran and Turkey may have too many geopolitical differences, both are expected to maintain their compartmentalization strategy so that divergences of interests at the regional level do not irreparably harm the core of bilateral relations.

Europe & Eurasia Iran

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on President Biden’s approach to dictators

By Atlantic Council

On January 20, The Dispatch published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on how President Biden has approached authoritarian rivals during his first year in office. They argue that the president has been tough on China, but has not adequately confronted Russia, Iran, or international terrorism.

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Jan 13, 2022

Dagres quoted in Washington Post on internet freedom in Iran

By Atlantic Council

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Jan 13, 2022

Iranians on #SocialMedia

By Holly Dagres

This report by the Future of Iran Initiative and Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) explores the social media habits of Iranian netizens and how the Islamic Republic is repressing the online space.

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IranSource

Jan 11, 2022

Who’s on Iran’s current nuclear negotiating team? Some have controversial pasts.

By Mehrzad Boroujerdi

As nuclear talks in Vienna continue their halting progress, a look at the backgrounds of the key members of the Iranian negotiating team may help explain why it has been so difficult to revive the 2015 JCPOA.

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In the News

Jan 10, 2022

Azodi quoted in Defense News on Iran’s growing naval power

By Atlantic Council

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In the News

Jan 7, 2022

Kroenig’s op-ed on Iran quoted in Politico’s National Security Daily newsletter

By Atlantic Council

On January 7, Politico‘s National Security Daily newsletter quoted Matthew Kroenig and Mark Dubowitz’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed encouraging the Biden administration to prepare military options if diplomatic negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program falter.

Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation

In the News

Jan 6, 2022

Kroenig in the Wall Street Journal: Biden’s moment of truth in Iran

By Atlantic Council

On January 6, the Wall Street Journal published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Mark Dubowitz arguing that the United States should be prepared to take military action against Iran’s nuclear program if necessary.

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