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Can Russia Help Biden Get a Comprehensive Agreement with Iran?

Russian competition with Iran in Syria will afford Washington limited opportunities to rely on Russian leverage-plays with Tehran.

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What’s The Deal?

Everything you need to know about the Iranian nuclear deal.

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Duplicity and Self-Deception: Israel, the United States, and the Dimona Inspections

Avner Cohen’s new publication for the Nuclear Vault.

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The Status of the Front End of Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Reviewing the claims underlying recent media reports of KSA uranium mining and milling.

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Don’t Let the S-400/F-35 Challenge Ruin Relations Between Turkey and America

Neither country would be well-served by a weak NATO, undermined by Russia.

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New Podcast: – The Deal: The story of the Iran nuclear deal

How it came together, how it fell apart, and what that means for the rest of us.

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CNS Alumni on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Egypt and Mali

WEBINAR: Featuring former Visiting Fellows.

Iran's Qased SLV launch April 2020.

Have Iran’s Space Ambitions Taken a Worrisome New Turn?

The April 2020 launch may represent a hedging strategy aimed at acquiring long-range ballistic-missile technology.

Iran's Qased SLV launch April 2020.

Iran’s Space Ambitions

Fabian Hinz on Iran’s first successful military satellite launch.

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Coronavirus in the Middle East: A Rare Opportunity for Diplomacy?

Ironically, the conflict and instability-plagued Middle East could turn the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity.