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IranSource Nov 24, 2021
How Iran sees the Biden doctrine for the JCPOA and Persian Gulf
By Javad Heiran-Nia
Iranian experts in Tehran see the Joe Biden administration’s approach toward Iran and the JCPOA in the context of his government’s overall foreign policy and its desire to extricate itself from military conflicts in the Persian Gulf.
IranSource Oct 22, 2021
The Hazara community in Afghanistan is stuck in the middle between Iran and the Taliban
By Saumaun Heiat
With the Taliban having come to their second iteration of power and the announcement of a newly-formed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks, several stakeholders will see a shift in their relationships, namely Iran and Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority
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 […]
In-Depth Research & Reports Dec 15, 2020
A guide to illicit Iranian weapon transfers: The Bahrain file
By Tim Michetti
A new report by illicit weapon flows expert Tim Michetti offers a comprehensive, field-based case study on illicit Iranian weapon flows. The report is based on a confidential assessment of the materiel procurement networks of militants operating inside Bahrain.
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