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U.S-Iranian Tensions: The Gulf Arab States

Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish discuss the role for the Gulf Arab states in de-escalating tensions between Iran and the United States

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: The Iranian Regime

Ali Alfoneh discusses the Islamic Republic's strategic options following the killing of Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Europe and Beyond

Emma Soubrier discusses the potential for European powers, as well as Russia and China, to build a multilateral negotiation process with Iran.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Iraq

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discusses internal Iraqi dynamics amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Gulf Economic Implications

Robert Mogielnicki assesses the potential economic implications of tensions between the United States and Iran across the Gulf.

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Who is the New Chief Commander of Iran’s Quds Force?

Under the leadership of Brigadier General Ismail Qaani, there is likely to be greater continuity than change in the Quds Force.

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The Fractured Bureaucracy Behind Tehran’s Response to November Protests

Iran's supreme leader demanded the establishment of a "war room" to safeguard the regime against economic pressure from the United States. This left politicians and bureaucracies engaged in a blame game as the Islamic Republic faced mass protest.

Iran’s Economic Woes Weigh Heaviest on Its People

While recent demonstrations in Iran were prompted by widespread dissatisfaction over the rise of fuel prices, the root of the protests was in much deeper grievances.

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