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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Fantasies of regime collapse in Iran come without a plan

Each time protests flare up in Iran, certain circles in Washington get excited at the prospect of regime change: the toppling of the clerical establishment in Tehran.  Exiles, some of whom have not stepped foot on Iranian soil for more than four decades, begin predicting the imminent demise of the Islamic Republic.  In January, as […]

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Iran Middle East

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Factbox: Iran’s 2020 parliamentary elections

This guide aims to illuminate some of the basic procedures, conflicts inside the conservative camp and the likelihood of a low turnout with meager reformist participation.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Middle East

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The ‘maximum pressure’ campaign undermines Trump’s national security strategy

In order to stay focused on our long-term priorities, the US government must align its Iran policy with its national security strategy.

IranSource by David Wallsh

Iran Middle East

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Thu, Feb 20, 2020

To deter Iran, the Gulf states need stronger navies

The Gulf states should follow Washington’s lead in restoring deterrence in the face of the desperate regime in Tehran.

MENASource by Daniel J. Samet

Iran Middle East

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Slavin quoted in CNBC on Iran’s parliamentary elections

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Iran

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Fantasies of regime collapse in Iran come without a plan

Each time protests flare up in Iran, certain circles in Washington get excited at the prospect of regime change: the toppling of the clerical establishment in Tehran.  Exiles, some of whom have not stepped foot on Iranian soil for more than four decades, begin predicting the imminent demise of the Islamic Republic.  In January, as […]

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Iran Middle East

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Factbox: Iran’s 2020 parliamentary elections

This guide aims to illuminate some of the basic procedures, conflicts inside the conservative camp and the likelihood of a low turnout with meager reformist participation.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Middle East

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The ‘maximum pressure’ campaign undermines Trump’s national security strategy

In order to stay focused on our long-term priorities, the US government must align its Iran policy with its national security strategy.

IranSource by David Wallsh

Iran Middle East
2009 Iranian Protests

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Iranian digital influence efforts: Guerrilla broadcasting for the twenty-first century

This brief begins with a discussion of the modern Iranian state’s approach to information and information control. It proceeds to a history of the Iranian Internet. Next, it examines the evolution of Iranian digital influence operations, followed by a discussion of the broader information conflict in which they take place. The brief concludes by considering the future nature and intent of Iran’s clandestine digital activities.

Report by Emerson T. Brooking, Suzanne Kianpour

Conflict Disinformation

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Iran’s credit line to Syria: A well that never runs dry

There is barely an article about the Syrian economy since the 2011 uprising that does not entail a reference to that rather mysterious Iranian credit line.

IranSource by Karam Shaar and Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Economy & Business Iran

Sun, Feb 9, 2020

Trump and two “black swans”

Coronavirus and the shooting down of the Iranian passenger jet are “black swan” events that expose the flaws of authoritarian governments in dealing with unanticipated crises. They also provide President Trump unforeseen opportunities to advance the two most significant foreign policy issues of his administration – changing China’s unfair trading practices and pushing back against Iran’s malign behavior.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Iran

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Ahmad in The Hill: What does Soleimani’s death mean for Afghanistan?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Why Europe should delay FATF countermeasures on Iran

Iran’s economic policymakers and economic operators remain committed to reforms that improve the transparency of the Iranian financial system.

IranSource by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Economy & Business Iran