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May 5, 2016

Iraq
Why Sadr Is Returning to Iraq’s Limelight

Amid political paralysis in Baghdad, the populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is pressuring lawmakers to approve Prime Minister Abadi’s proposed reforms, says expert Mohamad Bazzi. 

May 14, 2013

Syria
The Hard Road to Syrian Peace

The odds of a peaceful power transition emerging from another summit on the Syria crisis are poor, but the U.S.-Russian push for renewed diplomacy is still worthwhile, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

March 27, 2013

Iran
Iran’s New Year Challenges

At the start of the Persian New Year, leaders in Iran are faced with a host of difficult political challenges, both foreign and domestic, says expert Karim Sadjadpour.

August 30, 2011

Syria
Syria and Iran’s Power Calculus

A new regime in Damascus could threaten Iran’s support of Hezbollah and deprive Tehran of its one ally in the region, so it’s counseling the Assad government to hang tough, says Iran expert Karim Sad…

August 17, 2011

Egypt
Egypt’s Post-Mubarak Political Uncertainty

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has sparked a debate in Egypt about retributive justice versus the rule of law, which will be among the many issues to play out in the fall’s parl…

June 15, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Containment Policy for a Nuclear Iran?

Sanctions may slow Iran’s nuclear drive but won’t halt it, says Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour, who calls for shifting to a containment policy that helps "expedite political transformation."

June 18, 2009

Iran
Parsing Iran’s ’Momentous’ Internal Drama

Following massive protests over Iran’s presidential election results, Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may have to sacrifice President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad …

January 7, 2009

Iran
Iran Supports Hamas, but Hamas Is No Iranian ’Puppet’

Karim Sadjadpour, a leading scholar on Iran, says even though Iran is a major funder for Hamas, it does not seem to have direct control over the Palestinian group.

October 30, 2007

Iran
Kuchins: Russians Working Hard to Resolve Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Andrew C. Kuchins, an expert on Russia, says Russian officials are working hard to “to talk the Iranians down and out of a nuclear weapons program” despite worsening U.S.-Russian relations.

October 26, 2007

Iran
Sadjadpour: New Sanctions Likely to Worry Moscow, Beijing More Than Tehran

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran political analyst, says the sanctions imposed by Washington on Iran this week are unlikely to have much of a financial impact on Tehran.