Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    The US Midterm Elections Spell Further Trouble for the JCPOA

    In November, Americans went to the polls to cast their votes in the congressional midterm elections. In the end, voters dealt a major blow to Republican party …

  • Policy Analysis
    IranProtests and Activism

    Tensions Among Iran’s Nervous Ruling Elites

    Oct 24, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    One of the keys to understanding the Islamic Republic of Iran is that despite the regime’s still formidable grip on power, its ruling elite believe that the re…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Iran-Israel Drone Competition and the Changing Nature of Warfare in the Middle East

    Oct 13, 2022Bishara A. Bahbah

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, have been widely used in recent armed conflicts, particularly in the Middle East. Their low cost and…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranProtests and Activism

    Iran’s Ongoing Protests: Potential Scenarios During a Dangerous Time

    Sep 30, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    To adapt the famous opening line of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, it may be said that while all states are paradoxical, every state is paradoxical in its own wa…

Multimedia

  • Podcast
    IranProtests and Activism

    Iran Erupts in Protest

    Oct 6, 2022

    Negar Mortazavi and Yousef Munayyer discuss the latest protests in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s “morality police.” Mortazavi is an Irani…

  • Expert Interview
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Will the Qatar Talks Produce a Nuclear Deal with Iran?

    Jun 28, 2022

    Barbara Slavin and Imad K. Harb discuss the upcoming talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal which are set to resume this week in Doha. Slavin is the dire…

  • Expert Interview
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    The Prospects of the Nuclear Deal with Iran

    May 16, 2022

    Mehran Kamrava and Khalil E. Jahshan discuss the Vienna nuclear talks and the prospects for a return to the JCPOA. Kamrava is Professor of Government at George…

Webinars & Events

  • Panel Discussions
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    A Renewed Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects, Challenges, and Global and Regional Implications

    Sep 8, 2022

    Iran experts discuss the most recent rounds of negotiations, as well as prospects for restoring the JCPOA, challenges to reaching an agreement, concerns regard…

  • Webinar
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Prospects for US-Iran Relations under Raisi

    Sep 2, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    The Iranian Studies Unit of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and Arab Center Washington DC co-hosted a lecture by Dr. Vali Nasr on the prospects…

  • Webinar
    BahrainIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    From Neighbors to Foreigners: Iranians in Bahrain in the Early 20th Century

    Jul 15, 2021

    On 15 July 2021, the Iranian Studies Unit (ISU) of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, in partnership with the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW), ho…

Experts

Daniel Brumberg
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Daniel Brumberg

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Hamid Dabashi
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Hamid Dabashi

Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature