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Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Tehran

Lindsey D. Graham, Foreign Policy – 28 April 2021 At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden has acquired affairs with the Middle East that are relatively quiet. However, according to this article in Foreign Policy, if Biden returns the U.S. to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action “it could reverse positive momentum in…

European allies: Iran’s uranium move ‘a serious development’

Adam Bouzi, Politico – 14 April 2021 France, Germany and the U.K. have condemned Iran’s move to enrich uranium at 60%, which they say is a significant step in the production of nuclear weapons. This article in Politico further discusses the countries’ reactions to this move by Iran. Read the full article here.

Will Natanz attack, uranium enrichment derail nuclear diplomacy with Iran?

Robert Einhorn and Adrianna Pita, Brookings – 14 April 2021 On this podcast, Brookings’ Adrianna Pita talks with Robert Einhorn, a senior fellow with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings, about why he believes both the U.S. and Iran still have incentives to follow through with negotiations towards restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan…

Iran and Russia discuss ties, the Middle East, and nuclear deal

Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera – 13 April 2021 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani recently met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss nuclear deals, bilateral relations and expanding regional cooperation with other countries. This article in Al Jazeera details the specifics of Rouhani and Lavrov’s high-level talks. Read the full article here.

Former CIA Analyst Provides Holistic View of Kim Jong Un, North Korea on the Global Stage

HOUSTON, September 18, 2020 — Asia Society Texas Center hosted Brookings Institution senior fellow Dr. Jung Pak along with moderator J.J. Green, national security correspondent at WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C., for a discussion on Dr. Pak’s book Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator. Informed by her experience as the former top CIA analyst on…