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Ariane Tabatabai

Articles by Ariane Tabatabai

5 April 2018
AmericasMiddle East

What are Iranian hardliners saying on social media?

Ariane Tabatabai

A study of hawkish, anti-reformist accounts shows what President Rouhani is up against.

29 March 2018
AmericasAsiaMiddle East

The Bolton threat to the Iran nuclear deal

Ariane Tabatabai

Why John Bolton’s arrival as national security adviser makes it likelier for the administration to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and potentially even confront Iran militarily.

12 October 2017
Middle East

Decades in the making: The Iranian drone program

Ariane Tabatabai

Recent incidents put the Iranian drone program on Western observers’ radar as a new potential threat associated with the Islamic Republic. But Iran’s drone program actually started decades ago and serves a number of military and civil purposes. As Tehran deploys its drones more regularly, for more purposes and in more locations, policy-makers will have understand the program’s nature, scope, strengths, and limitations, if they want to effectively respond to it.

24 August 2017
AmericasEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Shoddy translation in the Western media is increasing nuclear tensions--again

Ariane Tabatabai

Western, English-language journalism on Iranian nuclear affairs suffers from misunderstandings and mistakes.

10 May 2017
AmericasMiddle East

Trump plays into hands of Iranian hardliners

Ariane Tabatabai

In Iran’s upcoming election, only the most immoderate candidates benefit when outsiders undermine the nuclear agreement.

17 January 2017
AmericasMiddle East

An Iran memo to Trump

Ariane Tabatabai

Simply refraining from tearing up the nuclear agreement isn’t enough. The new US president should work to strengthen it.

10 November 2016
AmericasMiddle East

Trump said he'd tear up the Iran nuclear deal. Now what?

Ariane Tabatabai

A crucial role for civil servants and US allies in ensuring the survival of a historic nuclear agreement. 

17 October 2016
AmericasEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Hands across the lab: Will the US and Iran cooperate on science?

Ariane Tabatabai

Behind headlines about disagreements, Tehran is increasingly embracing technological collaboration with the outside world. 

3 August 2016
Middle East

As the Iranian nuclear deal loses a crucial backer, is it in danger of disintegration?

Ariane Tabatabai

Iran’s most powerful figure, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, played a vital role in making sure his country’s diplomatic efforts to reach an agreement on its nuclear program were successful. More than a year after the deal was signed in Vienna, though, Khamenei is increasingly distancing himself from it, this week issuing his harshest criticism yet.

13 July 2016
AmericasMiddle East

The future of the Iranian nuclear deal is still uncertain

Ariane Tabatabai

A year after Iran and world powers signed a historic nuclear agreement, politicians in Washington and Tehran seek to derail it as the latter continues to struggle with economic challenges. 

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