Iran

 
  • Sada Discussion
    The Middle East’s Crude Reality
    Sada Debate January 22, 2015 عربي

    In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)
    Thomas de Waal, Maxim Suchkov, Balázs Jarábik, Arkady Dubnov, Vinay Shukla, Petr Topychkanov, Alexander Gabuev, Nikolay Kozhanov December 31, 2014

    2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Russia and Iran Step Into Syria’s Diplomatic Vacuum
    Joseph Bahout December 30, 2014 Русский

    In recent months, there has been a flurry of diplomatic movement in the Syrian conflict, as Russia and Iran, the two main allies of Bashar al-Assad, are trying to seize the initiative and pave the way for a new political deal.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Iranian Saga: a Pause or an Impasse?
    Alexei Arbatov December 22, 2014

    After another failed attempt to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, all now depends on whether Russia, the United States, and other states can find the political will to take responsibility for global security.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Does Russia Really Want in Iran?
    Petr Topychkanov December 19, 2014

    Russian participation in the nuclear talks has demonstrated that despite the depth of the Ukrainian crisis and all the existing conflicts between Russia and the West, there are no reasons to consider Russia a purely destructive force that is bent on harming the West.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Lessons from Vienna
    Nikolay Kozhanov December 12, 2014

    The experience gained in Vienna may be useful in future talks. In order to make the further negotiations effective, both Obama and Rouhani need to find a way to achieve a consensus of support for their actions within their own political establishments.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia, Iran, and the Nuclear Negotiations in Vienna
    Nikolay Kozhanov November 27, 2014

    An agreement between Iran and the P5+1 will not deal a significant blow to Moscow’s relationship with Tehran. While the nuclear issue remains the most important aspect of Western relations with Tehran, the Russian-Iranian agenda is much broader.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    “Nuclear Spring” in Russian-Iranian Relations
    Nikolay Kozhanov November 21, 2014

    On November 11, Russia and Iran signed a package of documents paving the way for Moscow to construct up to eight nuclear power units. With this agreement, Russia and Iran have established a solid economic foundation for political dialogue.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Rethinking Sadr: From Firebrand to Iraqi Statesman?
    Renad Mansour, Michael David Clark November 20, 2014

    By arguing against Iraqis being drawn into cross-border sectarian struggles, Muqtada al-Sadr has positioned himself as an important voice of reason within the Shia community that dominates Iraq.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    A New Deal in Yemen?
    Farea Al-Muslimi October 31, 2014 عربي

    By seizing Sanaa and its security apparatus, the Iran-linked Houthis have imposed a new political reality in Yemen. But to secure their influence, they will eventually need to seek accommodation with Saudi Arabia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Looking Beyond the Interim Deal
    Ariel (Eli) Levite January 27, 2015 Arms Control Today

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues to procrastinate because he hopes to tactically leverage U.S. President Barack Obama’s eagerness for a deal into even better terms.

     
  • Sada Discussion
    The Middle East’s Crude Reality
    Sada Debate January 22, 2015 عربي

    In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran In The Regional Order
    Karim Sadjadpour January 15, 2015 European Council on Foreign Relations

    While the United States and Iran have shared numerous adversaries, such as the Soviet Union, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and now the Islamic Staet, the strategic enmity between the two countries has prevailed.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Moment of Opportunity in U.S.-Iranian Relations?
    Karim Sadjadpour January 9, 2015 KCRW’s To The Point

    While Iranian president Hassan Rouhani represents the popular opinion of a population that wants to be integrated with the outside world, the main levers of power in Iran are all controlled by the office of the Supreme Leader.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Congress to Vote on Iran Sanctions in January
    Karim Sadjadpour January 5, 2015 WBUR Here and Now

    If a nuclear deal with Iran is not reached within the next six months, Congress is intent on passing new sanctions.

     
  • Op-Ed
    21st-Century Censorship
    Moisés Naím, Philip Bennett January 5, 2015 Columbia Journalism Review

    Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)
    Thomas de Waal, Maxim Suchkov, Balázs Jarábik, Arkady Dubnov, Vinay Shukla, Petr Topychkanov, Alexander Gabuev, Nikolay Kozhanov December 31, 2014

    2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Obama Conciliatory Toward Iran in NPR Interview
    Karim Sadjadpour December 30, 2014 NPR

    Rapprochement with Iran or, at the minimum, a nuclear deal with Iran would be a significant part of Obama’s foreign policy legacy. The big question is whether Iran’s leadership is interested in that rapprochement.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Russia and Iran Step Into Syria’s Diplomatic Vacuum
    Joseph Bahout December 30, 2014 Русский

    In recent months, there has been a flurry of diplomatic movement in the Syrian conflict, as Russia and Iran, the two main allies of Bashar al-Assad, are trying to seize the initiative and pave the way for a new political deal.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Iranian Saga: a Pause or an Impasse?
    Alexei Arbatov December 22, 2014

    After another failed attempt to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, all now depends on whether Russia, the United States, and other states can find the political will to take responsibility for global security.

     

Carnegie Experts on Iran

  • James M. Acton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.

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  • Kawa Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Hassan is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Kurdish and Iraqi politics, civil society and democratization, donor assistance, and transition processes, especially in the Middle East.

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  • Mark Hibbs
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Hibbs is a Berlin-based senior associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. Before joining Carnegie, for over twenty years he was an editor and correspondent for nuclear energy publications, including Nucleonics Week and NuclearFuel, published by the Platts division of the McGraw-Hill Companies.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

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  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • Karim Sadjadpour
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Sadjadpour, a leading researcher on Iran, has conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian officials and hundreds with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.

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