Agenda MENA – doc


Iran / Libia / Siria



The Islamic Republic’s Republic Is Dying – FP, 27.05
Iran’s presidential election next month marks a turning point for the country—for all the wrong reasons. By Sina Toossi, a senior research analyst for the National Iranian American Council.

Ahmadinejad Has Bigger Plans Than Iran’s Presidency – FP, 25.05
The former Iranian president has officially exited the political establishment—in hopes of eventually replacing it. By Hamidreza Azizi, an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin


The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun – FP, 6.05
If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don’t be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands. By John Hannah, a senior fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America and a former national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Israel’s Attacks on Iran Are Not Working – FP, 27.04
The recent sabotage of the Iranian nuclear program has been spectacular—and strategically incoherent. By Anchal Vohra

The Biden Administration Will Find It Difficult to Contain Israel and Iran’s Escalating TensionsDalia Dassa Kaye, RAND, 14.04

Israel Should Support Biden’s Efforts to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal – FP, 19.04
Reducing Iran’s breakout time and restoring robust monitoring are the most urgent priorities. A return to the JCPOA can achieve these goals. By Tamir Pardo, a member of the leadership of Commanders for Israel’s Security and the most recent director of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency from 2011 to 2016, and Matan Vilnai, the chair of Commanders for Israel’s Security and a former deputy chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces and deputy defense minister, as well as Israel’s ambassador to China from 2012 to 2017.



The Libya Allergy – FP, 17.03
The 2011 Libyan intervention pitched the region into a decade of chaos and undermined U.S. confidence in the wisdom of using military force to save lives. By Colum Lynch



Ten Years on, Will There Ever Be Justice for Syria?
As the war drags on, there are small glimmers of hope for those seeking reconciliation. By Janine di Giovanni

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