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19 jún 2024
The next Iranian government … [is] not at all eager to rely on Russia and China for their economic needs, and they want sanctions relief. The Nation

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
19 jún 2024
Nobody in the Israeli political establishment is willing to say ‘stop the war’. The New Arab

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
9 jún 2024
There is an Israeli narrative in the [Gaza] war, and an international narrative, and they don’t really meet. The Guardian

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
8 jún 2024
The Egyptian acts are pushed on the one hand by a sense of solidarity with the Palestinian cause but on the other hand as a matter of security. Al-Monitor

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
31 máj 2024
The tensions between Egypt and Israel on the Gaza border are effectively fuelling tensions between the U.S. and Egypt. Middle East Eye

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
22 máj 2024
The Islamic Republic has really focused on ideological conformity at the top rather than legitimacy from below. New York Times

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran

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