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Ariane Tabatabai

Articles by Ariane Tabatabai

20 March 2015
Middle East

Don’t let fears of a “bad” nuclear deal with Iran kill a good one

Ariane Tabatabai

Negotiations with Iran are still on track despite US Republican senators’ best efforts.

11 March 2015
Middle East

Where does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stand on nuclear negotiations?

Ariane Tabatabai

The conflicting interests of Iran’s most notorious military body

13 February 2015
Middle East

Where does Iran’s supreme leader really stand on nuclear negotiations?

Ariane Tabatabai

Khamenei’s recent speech gives nuclear negotiators room to maneuver

14 January 2015
AmericasEurope/RussiaMiddle East

How much monitoring of Iranian nuclear facilities is enough?

Ariane Tabatabai

As nuclear talks resume between Tehran and six world powers, safeguards to ensure compliance will be a source of disagreement. Iran can take measures to help.

18 December 2014
AmericasMiddle East

What it will take for Iran nuclear talks to succeed

Ariane Tabatabai

Why the talks could well succeed

18 November 2014
Middle East

How does religion really influence Iranian nuclear policy?

Ariane Tabatabai

Shia doctrine, a mystery fatwa, and Tehran's real interests

6 November 2014
AmericasMiddle East

Bringing Iran into the Nuclear Security Summit

Ariane TabatabaiMiles A. Pomper

If a nuclear deal is reached, the Nuclear Security Summit should add another seat at the table

27 October 2014
Middle East

Hitting the sweet spot: How many Iranian centrifuges?

Ariane Tabatabai

If both sides agree to let Iran keep 4,000 to 5,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges, a key sticking point the Iranian nuclear negotiations could be overcome

13 October 2014
AmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Does it matter if Iran developed nuclear weapons at Parchin?

Ariane Tabatabai

An explosion has sharpened interest in this hot-button military site, but insisting that Tehran let in the IAEA would likely derail a comprehensive nuclear deal

23 September 2014
Middle East

Can nuclear talks overcome Arak?

Ariane Tabatabai

Iranians believe they need their Arak reactor for energy self-sufficiency, which makes the country’s negotiators reluctant to budge on the issue

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