Publications

7 perils of Trump’s attempt to isolate Iran

“US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to […]

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Iran Has a Chance for a Historic Leap, and It Should Appreciate It

“Trump’s decisions will bring deep changes, both to the United States and to the world. These changes will create serious threats for Iran, but on the other hand, domestic and international challenges that Trump’s administration will face, can create opportunities for Tehran. While other countries are spending millions of dollars per year to build a […]

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The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran

“At the moment, the GCC has three options for dealing with Iran. A review of them reveals that only one is truly tenable and can ensure the long-term security of the GCC states, Iran and the region.” Read More “The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran,” Al Monitor, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, March 29, 2017. […]

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Egyptian-Iranian détente a boon for the region and beyond

“Egypt and Iran are the respective powerhouses of the Sunni Arab and Shia worlds. Cooperation between them can play a critical role in managing regional conflict, alleviating Sunni-Shia sectarianism, and containing calamitous regional civil wars. Critically, Iran and Egypt also have principally a similar stance on terrorist groups such as ISIS and al- Qaeda. Therefore […]

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Assessing the state of the Iran nuclear deal

“There has now been one year of successful Iranian implementation of the JCPOA despite repeated US violations of the spirit of the deal. However, the Trump administration’s saberrattling over Iranian missile tests is set to undo the deal, while its new sanctions under the umbrella of human rights, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and regional […]

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