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Iran May Pay To Play in Crypto Amid Sanctions, Financial Tensions

Cryptocurrency activity is unlikely to offer the Iranian regime an immediate avenue for evading crippling U.S. sanctions.

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With Heightened Tensions in the Gulf, Iran Seeks Its Own Partners

Announcing planned naval exercises with Russia and China, Tehran is demonstrating that it is cautiously choosing its actions in its ongoing feud with Washington and Riyadh.

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The European Response to the Saudi Attacks: A Careful Balancing Act

A joint statement issued by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom demonstrates the European commitment to the JCPOA and diplomacy with Iran.

As Maximum Pressure and Maximum Resistance Max Out, Where's the Confrontation with Iran Headed?

AGSIW examines the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran.

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Potential for Reducing Gulf Tensions

The diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Iran places the burden for preventing conflict on the European countries and some of the other trading partners of Iran.

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UAE Outreach to Iran Cracks Open the Door to Dialogue

While the Emiratis have their own reasons for outreach to Tehran, Washington and Riyadh may find it useful as well.

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Conflict or Compromise: U.S. and Iran on a Knife’s Edge

Whatever the path out of the current crisis, Gulf Arab states seeking an end to Iranian interference in regional affairs are likely to be disappointed.

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Iran’s Economic Resistance Buckling under U.S. Maximum Pressure

The Iranian government has been constantly seeking strategies to circumvent U.S. sanctions, but these efforts have not led to a sustainable and secure solution.

Gulf Arab States Don’t Want a U.S.-Iranian War, and Could Help Avoid One

Caught in the crossfire already, Gulf Arab countries have an important opportunity to help shape the off-ramp from confrontation.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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