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1 Nov 2023
For nearly four decades, Iran’s forward defense policy has protected its own soil against foreign attacks. The conflict in Gaza is [now] testing the limits of that policy... The New York Times

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
18 Sep 2023
The Iranians seem reluctant to give away most of their leverage to restore the nuclear deal not knowing who the next U.S. president will be. The Washington Post

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
24 Aug 2023
[Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt] are focused on balancing and maintaining ties with multiple powers, not picking sides and getting wrapped up in a greater power competit... Bloomberg

Anna Jacobs

Senior Analyst, Gulf states
24 Aug 2023
Gulf countries are diversifying their political and economic relations as the world order becomes increasingly multipolar. Middle East Eye

Anna Jacobs

Senior Analyst, Gulf states
18 Aug 2023
The Saudi leadership is … aware of its domestic audience and the continuing importance of the Palestinian issue among the Saudi population and throughout the Arab world. DW

Anna Jacobs

Senior Analyst, Gulf states
17 Aug 2023
Saudi-Iran rapprochement is still in its early phases, and it’s still very unclear how the two sides will address their many points of friction. Al Jazeera

Anna Jacobs

Senior Analyst, Gulf states

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