The Real Security Threats on Iran’s Periphery

Contrary to the Trump administration’s claim that Iran is destabilizing the region and pursuing hegemony, Iran has in fact been a victim of regional instability—which has largely been a legacy of U.S. policies—and has legitimate security threats and needs. As one Iranian military officer has said, roughly 60 percent of Iran’s border are “not controlled […]

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This is why Iran should play a major role in the negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

One state supporting the ban treaty negotiations, Iran, can play a unique role in making the talks a success. Three chief reasons explain why Iran can and should be a strong advocate to advance the causes of nuclear non-proliferation and the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Read More “This is why Iran […]

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The State of Public Diplomacy in Iran’s Foreign Policy

There is no effective and determining lobby and “track II diplomacy” between Iran and the United States, or at least, if such lobby exists, it is weaker and less efficient than ever. Even those Iranians with dual citizenship, who on their own discretion make efforts to counter the existing sanctions and pressures against Iran and […]

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US, Iran, Saudi Arabia: A New Diplomatic Calculus?

SPEAKERS -Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University Banafsheh Keynoush, Foreign Affairs Scholar and Author Fred H. Lawson, Senior Fellow, Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews MODERATOR: Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Full Video of Panel “US, […]

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