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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.
IranSource Dec 20, 2021
I once headed the Iran branch of Israel’s military intelligence research. Here’s why Israel can’t take out Iran’s nuclear program.
By Danny Citrinowicz
Besides the operational challenges in executing such a military attack, especially given Iranian forces’ buildup of surface-to-air units, there are other more strategic challenges facing Israel.
In-depth research & reports
In-Depth Research & Reports Apr 29, 2021
Iranian women in the year 1400: The struggle for equal rights continues
By Mehrangiz Kar and Azadeh Pourzand
A new report outlines an image of women’s struggles for equality to help US policymakers better understand the intricacies of Iranian society and to design policies that support—but do not supplant or undermine—the women’s movement.
Issue Brief Jan 14, 2021
Rejoining the Iran nuclear deal: Not so easy
By Brian O’Toole
President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, 2021, facing a litany of daunting foreign policy issues, from another massive cyber hack by Russian intelligence to alienated allies in Europe and beyond to a regime in Pyongyang that continues to proliferate weapons of mass destruction unchecked. But perhaps the stickiest—and most immediate—crisis the Biden administration […]
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