Iran

How Dictators Adapt to Modernity

Economist Sergei Guriev and political scientist Daniel Treisman utilize informational theory to articulate the way in which modern dictators survive in an age of mass information and globalization.

US-Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Time for a paradigm shift

Dr. Parsi warns against continued sanctions on Iran, discusses the impact of US Congress on nuclear negotiations, and highlights the need for a paradigm shift in US-Iran relations.

Making Sanctions Toothless: How Authoritarian Regimes Survive Under International Pressure

While sanctions have become a popular tool in foreign policy, they may not be effective in confronting certain authoritarian regimes.

A Nuclear World with Nuclear Problems

An interview with atomic expert Kennette Benedict about the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons.

Let’s Make a Deal: An Analytical Framework for the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Researchers graphically illustrate why previous diplomatic efforts have failed to deter Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapons capability.

Tweeting the Revolution

What impact did social media play in the 2009 protests in Iran?

Finger on the Joystick: A Drone Expert Weighs in on American Policy

Professor of Law Amos Guiora discusses when drone strikes are morally and legally justifiable and how U.S. drone policy gets it wrong.

Fueling the Fire: Azerbaijan, Iran, and the World’s Energy

Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the U.S. discusses international energy policy in an increasingly complex geopolitical atmosphere

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Iranian Sanctions: New Wine in Old Bottles?

The oil embargo against Iran will hurt that country's economy. But it could also have adverse effects in the EU.