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Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Russian-Saudi oil war: $15 per barrel?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

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Iran Initiative

Provides a balanced approach of engagement and containment for regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iran while promoting US interests, regional conflict resolution, and the well-being of the Iranian people.

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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Syrian opposition: Move, disband, or do the bidding of others

Recent events inside Syria pose a question: Can the Syrian opposition outside Syria play a constructive political role if the regime begins to wobble or topple?

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, May 27, 2020

Twenty years after the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, Hezbollah faces host of challenges

The Israeli troop withdrawal was a moment of victory for Hezbollah, but the group has also placed the party in a quandary for the first time, which it has had to wrestle with before a growing audience of critics.

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Israel Lebanon

Tue, May 19, 2020

Pompeo’s mystery tour to Israel

With much of global diplomacy relegated to video conferences these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of Pompeo’s decision to traverse the Atlantic raised more than a few eyebrows.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Experts

Content

Wed, May 20, 2020

The day after COVID-19 and saving emerging markets

While developed markets have responded with historical levels of fiscal stimulus, globally there is immediate fiscal need in the emerging markets to tackle the health and economic fallout.

New Atlanticist by Mohammed Soliman and Francisco Campos

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, May 20, 2020

Dagres in The Washington Post: How Iranian hackers tried to phish me

The email from a prominent Israeli think tank offered some provocative suggestions on U.S. policy towards China. “We must understand that China is at war with the United States,” it declared, citing the covid-19 pandemic as evidence. Its authors recommended that the Trump administration set up a team of “top China experts” such as Stephen K. Bannon […]

In the News

Cybersecurity Iran

Tue, May 19, 2020

Pompeo’s mystery tour to Israel

With much of global diplomacy relegated to video conferences these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of Pompeo's decision to traverse the Atlantic raised more than a few eyebrows.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Sat, May 16, 2020

Anca Agachi in Defense One on the rise of non-traditional security threats

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus English

Fri, May 15, 2020

Iran to remain key energy source for Iraq, says former electricity minister Luay Al-Khatteeb

“The only available option we have at the moment right now is Iran—and let’s be frank. I couldn’t care less as a client from the receiving end about whether this molecule of gas comes from Iran or Saudi Arabia. What really matters to me is that this gas is competitive pricewise, can be delivered as soon as possible, and meets my volume demands," said Luay Al-Khatteeb

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy Markets & Governance Iran

Fri, May 15, 2020

Jomana Qaddour to lead Syria portfolio as nonresident senior fellow

Jomana Qaddour to lead Atlantic Council's Syria portfolio as a nonresident senior fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs

Press Release

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 15, 2020

Afghan migrants: Unwanted in Iran and at home

Tensions between Iran and Afghanistan are rising over the alleged drowning of Afghan migrants in the Harirud River by Iranian border guards in early May.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Afghanistan Iran

Thu, May 14, 2020

Iran’s stock market: Growth in the midst of a recession?

Given the overall economic conditions in Iran (i.e. low growth, production and consumption) maintaining the growth of the stock exchange will be challenging both for the companies and the government.

New Atlanticist by Sara Bazoobandi

Economic Sanctions International Markets

Wed, May 13, 2020

Lipner quoted in Jewish Insider on Pompeo’s visit to Israel

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy
Destroyed village in Lebanon

Wed, May 13, 2020

Counting the cost: Avoiding another war between Israel and Hezbollah

The Atlantic Council has released a new report, “Counting the Cost: Avoiding Another War between Israel and Hezbollah,” authored by Nicholas Blanford and Assaf Orion.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Nicholas Blanford and Assaf Orion

Conflict Crisis Management

Events

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

A conversation with Iraq’s former foreign minister Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim

ONLINE EVENT — A discussion with Iraq's most recent former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim moderated by Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim.

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Four-month countdown to the expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran

ONLINE EVENT - How will the world react? Whether the UN arms embargo on Iran expires or is extended will have major implications for the United States’ partners, competitors, and the region.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT