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November 4, 2022

United Nations
Women This Week: United Nations’ Spotlight on Ongoing Protests in Iran

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 October 29 to November 4.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield speaks with actor and activist Nazanin Boniadi before a UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting focused on the ongoing protests in Iran, hosted by the United States and Albania, at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 2, 2022.

October 14, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: Mass Protests Continue Across Iran

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 October 8 to October 14.

An Iranian woman living in Turkey with "Freedom" written on her forehead, takes part in a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, near the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 4, 2022.

September 30, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: “Women, Life, Freedom”: Protests Continue to Surge Across Iran

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 24 to September 30.

A man gestures during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022.

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.

January 12, 2022

Israel
Israel, Iran, and the Archbishop of Canterbury

In recent weeks the Iran nuclear talks restarted, and the Archbishop of Canterbury delivered himself of a statement criticizing Israel's treatment of Christians. Herewith, comments on both matters. …

February 24, 2021

Iran
Biden and Iran: Two Questions

As the Biden administration enters its second month in power, two very large questions about its Iran policy remain unanswered. The first relates to nuclear negotiations. At the State Department p…

October 28, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: October 28, 2022

TikTok accused of monitoring U.S. citizens; Hacktivists leak documents from Iran's nuclear program; DOJ charges Chinese intelligence officers; Chinese influence campaign detected; Elon Musk buys Twit…

Elon Musk puts his hand on his chin, with a multi-colored screen in the background.

March 15, 2021

Cybersecurity
The Iran-Russia Cyber Agreement and U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

The new cooperation agreement between Russia and Iran on cybersecurity and information technology is likely to create new hurdles for the United States and its allies in the Middle East.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

March 1, 2021

Iran
Biden Fires a Warning Shot at Iran

President Biden, after little more than a month in power, has used military force for the first time--against Iran. In my previous post here, "Biden and Iran: Two Questions," I asked what the preside…

April 6, 2021

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Will the JCPOA Negotiations Abandon American Hostages in Iran?

Lifting sanctions without gaining freedom for American hostages--again.