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Dec 15, 2021

Nuclear priorities for the Biden administration

By John Harvey and Robert Soofer

Former nuclear deterrence policymakers John Harvey and Robert Soofer, from Democratic and Republican administrations, respectively, propose a path for the Biden administration's nuclear strategy and policy.

China Defense Policy

IranSource

Dec 14, 2021

What happens if Iran nuclear talks collapse?

By Masoud Mostajabi

On December 9, the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative (FOII) held a virtual public event on whether a ‘Plan B’ exists in the event the nuclear talks fail.

Iran Middle East

Issue Brief

Dec 14, 2021

Missile defense: The end of the interim solution

By Patrick O’Reilly

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow and former US Missile Defense Agency director Patrick O'Reilly argues that the time is now to invest in directed energy missile defense.

China Defense Policy

In the News

Dec 13, 2021

Azodi quoted in The New Arab on the implication of the UAE’s top national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s recent visit to Tehran

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

IranSource

Dec 13, 2021

Iran’s water is running dry. Now its water woes are worsening.

By Sahab Bahar

With the Islamic Republic disregarding the environmental and human costs of erratic development projects, coupled with the climate catastrophe that the world is facing, Iran has plunged headlong into a crisis with no safe shore in sight.

Iran Middle East

In the News

Dec 12, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate US global standing under Biden

By Atlantic Council

On December 3, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford assessing the latest news in international affairs. In the column, they discuss the latest Omicron restrictions, assess the Pentagon’s 2021 Global Posture Review and ongoing Iran nuclear deal negotiations, and debate the […]

Africa Arms Control

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Dec 10, 2021

Azodi quoted in L’Orient Le Jour on new US sanctions on Tehran

By Atlantic Council

Arms Control Defense Policy

In the News

Dec 9, 2021

Slavin joins Sky News Arabia to discuss the possibility of Israeli military or cyber strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Cybersecurity

In the News

Dec 9, 2021

Pavel in Defense One on US military posture in the Mideast

By Atlantic Council

Barry Pavel publishes an article with Bilal Y. Saab in Defense One examining US military posture in the Mideast.

Defense Policy Iran

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Dec 9, 2021

Dagres joins Monocle to discuss the latest on the Iran nuclear talks

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

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