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September 26, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Waiting for Thermidor: America’s Foreign Policy Towards Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran may be on an accelerated schedule for revolutionary decay, at least if compared to the USSR.

A member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps waves the Iranian flag

September 23, 2022

Iran
The Islamic Republic’s Power Centers

Who calls the shots in Iran on economic policy, security, and domestic calls for reform? A look at the government’s organization chart indicates how complicated the answer is.

Close up of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei giving an address

September 23, 2022

Lebanon
A Conversation With Foreign Minister Abdallah BouHabib of Lebanon

Foreign Minister Abdallah BouHabib discusses the relationship between Lebanon and the West, especially in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine, global humanitarian issues including refugees and food inse…

Play Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib

September 23, 2022

Iran
Iran’s Protests, Raisi’s UN Speech, and Nuclear Deal Talks: What to Know

The death of Mahsa Amini has sparked large-scale protests in Iran. But President Raisi’s speech at the UN General Assembly signals that the regime is not likely to soften its stance toward the Irania…

September 23, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: Protests in Iran Demand End to Decades of Women’s Oppression

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers September 17 to September 23.

An Iranian woman living in Turkey reacts during a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey September 21, 2022.

September 23, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 23, 2022

Iran restricts internet access; Uber breached by Lapsu$; U.S. begins distributing $1 billion in cybersecurity grants; Chinese authorities launch corruption investigation; CAC may be amended.

Protestors in Iran stand behind a burning gate.

September 19, 2022

Brazil
Brazil’s Global Ambitions

Brazil has long sought a greater role on the world stage, but political upheaval and other enduring challenges have complicated its efforts.

President Jair Bolsonaro attends Brazil’s National Flag Day celebration.

September 19, 2022

Cybersecurity
Countering the Future Growth of Ransomware

Ransomware has grown into a major threat to organizations globally. The United States and its partners should work through international institutions to prevent ransomware gangs from expanding into o…

Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi stands in front of a blue podium with Interpol written on it and a light blue background.

September 16, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 16, 2022

Newsom signs social media bill; U.S. sanctions Iranian officials; CISA launches ransomware task force; NSA releases new quantum computing standards; Twitter whistleblower testifies.

Gavin Newsom stands in front of a podium with a political sign in the background and an American flag on the left and California flag to the right.

September 9, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 9, 2022

Albania cuts ties with Iran; China accuses NSA of hack; Ireland fines Meta $400 million; Law enforcement surveillance tool exposed; Conti attacks Ukraine.

Edi Rama, dressed in a grey suit, stands in front of a lectern with his hands raised in front of his chest and a European Union flag projected in the background