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In the News by Atlantic Council

Dec 2, 2021

Nasr’s opinion piece in Foreign Affairs: All Against All – The Sectarian Resurgence in the Post-American Middle East

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Extremism

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Dec 2, 2021

The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq’s deferred priorities

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

The Iraqi government correctly recognized that the response to this assault on democracy shouldn’t involve unconstitutional and extra-judicial means, as this would essentially be aiding the perpetrators—whoever they might be—in accomplishing what they failed to impose by violence.

Iraq Middle East

IranSource by Anonymous

Dec 1, 2021

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths ‘2.5 times higher’ than health ministry numbers

IranSource by Anonymous

Despite reassuring statistics, Iran—which already has the highest number of deaths and cases in the Middle East—appears to be entering a sixth wave of COVID-19 with no end in sight.

Iran Middle East

MENASource by Mahmood Abdulla

Nov 29, 2021

Startups aren’t just hip. They’re also the key to unlocking youth unemployment in MENA.

MENASource by Mahmood Abdulla

The MENA region has a pressing unemployment challenge. While many attempts are underway to address this problem, the solution could lie in its growing startup scene.

Economy & Business Middle East

IranSource by Javad Heiran-Nia

Nov 24, 2021

How Iran sees the Biden doctrine for the JCPOA and Persian Gulf

IranSource 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.

Iran Middle East

Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin

Nov 23, 2021

Generational dynamics of economic crisis and recovery: Prospects for younger and older persons

Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin

Economic shocks affect young and older age groups disproportionately and highlight the insecurity of the youth labor market and volatility of older people’s savings. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated youth labor market challenges and caused young people to either lose jobs or work fewer hours.

Coronavirus Digital Policy

MENASource by Tahani Elmogrbi

Nov 23, 2021

Chairman of Libya’s High National Election Commission: Libya doesn’t have the right environment for a referendum

MENASource by Tahani Elmogrbi

Tahani Elmogrbi, a Libya expert, interviewed High National Election Commission Chairman Dr. Emad Al-Sayah for the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative, prior to the shakeup at the Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Company.

Elections Libya

MENASource by Alissa Pavia, Karim Mezran, and Yaseen Rashed

Nov 22, 2021

Tunisia has a new government. How will challenges be addressed?

MENASource by Alissa Pavia, Karim Mezran, and Yaseen Rashed

The Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative asked several experts a series of questions on Tunisia’s situation. Here is how they answered.

Middle East North Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 20, 2021

Nasr with NPR Capradio News: Iran and U.S. are trying to renegotiate nuclear deal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Nuclear Deterrence

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 20, 2021

Nasr with NPR Illinois FM 91.9: Iran and U.S. are trying to renegotiate nuclear deal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Nuclear Deterrence

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