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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.

The latest pieces from MENASource:

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Italy found its way back into Libya

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s visit to Libya is a big step for renewing Italy’s role in Libya and the wider Mediterranean, one that should not be overlooked.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alissa Pavia

Libya Middle East

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Baby bottle coffee drinks and censorship: The ultimate guide to Arab TikTok

Although TikTok provides a platform for creative expression and political speech, repressive governments around the world attempt to censor users—and the Middle East is no exception. Those in charge are fearful of the app’s quick-sharing nature, which can allow anything from popular dances to government slander to spread rapidly.

MENASource by Samantha Treiman

Media Middle East

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Jordan was never ‘boring.’ A vibrant protest movement has been ignored for too long.

The greatest risk to Jordan’s stability remains that political and economic reform has been delayed for too long, and the little space that remains for Jordanians to express their legitimate frustration and dissent is narrowing every day.

MENASource by Tuqa Nusairat

Civil Society Coronavirus

Experts

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Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

‘Here’s the (Iran) deal, folks’: Americans are fine with a return to the JCPOA

Thanks to the fact that the Donald Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA has been such an obvious and abysmal failure, a majority of Americans now support the original deal.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Middle East

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Nia quoted in Al Jazeera on whether Clubhouse promotes democracy in Iran

In the News

Iran Media

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Slavin quoted in EuroNews on Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

In the News

Iran Middle East

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Dagres joins BBC to discuss the Iranian presence on Clubhouse

In the News

Civil Society Iran

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Fontenrose joins CNBC to discuss US-Iran nuclear talks

In the News

Iran Oil and Gas

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Dagres in Guardian: “The biggest impediment to a new nuclear deal with Iran? Domestic politics”

In the News

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Kadhim quoted in Ahramonline on Iraq-Arab relations

In the News

Iraq Middle East

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Slavin quoted in Al Jazeera on Biden’s position on the Iranian file

In the News

Arabic Iran

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Slavin joins VOA to discuss returning to the JCPOA

In the News

Iran Middle East