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Thu, Feb 25, 2021

With Iran, nuclear diplomacy comes first

Iranian officials at all levels have shifted their talking points regarding the US. They have been clear that they are willing to reengage the US despite the bitter experience of the past four years. It is past time that the Biden foreign policy team implements what they have been preaching and reaches out to Iran in a constructive manner.

IranSource by Mehran Haghirian

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

With the boycott over, Qatar tries to reclaim top regional mediator role

Qatar is trying to use its connections to both Turkey and Iran to re-position itself as the key regional mediator it was before the 2011 Arab Spring.

IranSource by Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Cinzia Bianco

Middle East The Gulf

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Iran-Taliban growing ties: What’s different this time?

Regional cooperation might be the only solution to reach a lasting peace for Afghanistan and, in that regard, Iran may be able to help.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Iran Middle East



Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Dagres in Foreign Policy: Prince of Persia

In the News

Civil Society Iran

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Analyzing terrorism sanctions on Iran and the path forward

The de-listing of Iranian economic entities that were designated as terrorist entities could spark a broader debate on the overarching US approach to Iranian support for regional armed factions.

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Iran Middle East

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

China is still brimming with Iranian oil

As long as China’s petroyuan provides a means to avoid US sanctions, Iran will keep loading tankers with crude and sending them eastward.

IranSource by Brendon Hong

China Iran

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Hezbollah won’t avenge Qasem Soleimani’s death—for now

As the first anniversary of Qasem Soleimani’s demise came and went, the group’s leadership reiterated its promise to exact retribution for the fallen Quds Force commander—but Hezbollah is even more constrained now than before.

IranSource by David Daoud

Iran Lebanon

Sun, Feb 7, 2021

Slavin quoted in EuroNews on the future of the JCPOA

In the News

Arabic Iran

Sat, Feb 6, 2021

Bloomberg covered the Atlantic Council’s event on reviving the JCPOA

In the News

Economic Sanctions Iran

Sat, Feb 6, 2021

Slavin joins Alhurra to discuss the JCPOA

In the News

Economic Sanctions Iran

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

The big takeaways from Biden’s first foreign-policy speech

President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise of renewed American engagement with the world after the era of “America First”—and the president’s remarks were designed to show that this shift is already underway.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Slavin quoted in Al Jazeera on Zarif’s proposal for a coordinated return to the JCPOA

In the News

Iran Middle East

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

From Fashion to Fintech

In Season 1, Episode 4 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host Amjad Ahmad interviews Tabby Co-Founder and CEO Hosam Arab about why he became an entrepreneur and what it takes to succeed, the customer needs his companies have met, how he scaled his businesses across regional borders, the changes in e-commerce and payment options in recent years in the Middle East, and changes to laws and regulations that would boost business.

empowerME Conversations by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Iran