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21 Sep 2022
People in the region ... have seen how poorly the Russian army has performed ... Gulf countries that buy Russian materiel may think twice now. The Media Line

Anna Jacobs

Senior Analyst, Gulf states
15 Sep 2022
Installing a monarchy that wasn’t very popular and that was overthrown in 1958 was the ignition for the many problems that the modern Iraqi state has faced. AP

Lahib Higel

Senior Analyst, Iraq
15 Sep 2022
Russia and Iran are showing that they are not afraid to work together when it's in their interest. The National

Dina Esfandiary

Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
6 Sep 2022
We're seeing a diplomatic war [over Western Sahara], where both sides [Algeria and Morocco] are resorting to anything short of open conflict. AFP

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
2 Sep 2022
The negotiations [on the Iran nuclear deal] in the past few weeks could be summarized as one step forward, one step back. Bloomberg

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
18 Aug 2022
Those who have argued that no deal is better than the restored JCPOA have in practice unleashed Iran's nuclear program and failed to produce a better alternative. CNBC

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran

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Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
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Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
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Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
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Heiko Wimmen

Project Director, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
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Research Assistant, Yemen
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Senior Analyst, Tunisia

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Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
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