Regional Relations

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran Negotiations
    George Perkovich February 20, 2014 Council on Foreign Relations

    When Tehran agreed in November to the interim deal and the U.S. Senate moved to increase sanctions, it reinforced the idea in Iran that no matter they do, good or bad behavior, the same answer comes out of the United States.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Negotiating With Iran: A Matter of Trust
    James M. Acton February 18, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    Reaching a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program is going to require some very hard compromises from hardliners both in Tehran and in Washington.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Movement for Pluralism in the Arab World
    Marwan Muasher January 23, 2014 Carnegie Council

    If the second Arab awakening is to be successful, it cannot just be a movement against despotic rule. It also has to be a movement for pluralism.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran To Take First Step Toward Long-Term Deal
    Karim Sadjadpour January 19, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    There is a mismatch of expectations between America and Iran in terms of what a comprehensive deal should look like. The United States expects Iran to drive its nuclear program further in reverse, while Iran expects America to lift all of the sanctions.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does Nuclear Deal With Iran Go Far Enough?
    Karim Sadjadpour November 25, 2013 NPR’s Morning Edition

    Under the new nuclear deal, the broad sanctions architecture remains. Iran’s oil industry is still under sanctions, and if indeed Iran wants to emerge from that isolation, it’s going to require some consistent nuclear compromise.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran Nuclear Deal: A Moment for Cautious Optimism
    Karim Sadjadpour November 25, 2013 CNN

    While the Iran nuclear deal offers a potential nuclear détente, the United States and Iran are not on the verge of a rapprochement just yet.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Is the Iran Deal Scientifically Possible?
    Mark Hibbs November 25, 2013 Wall Street Journal TV

    The interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 includes technical limitations on Iran’s program but most importantly serves as a confidence-building process.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Nuclear Agreement Reached: Will Iran Deliver?
    Karim Sadjadpour November 24, 2013 BBC Newsnight

    The success of nuclear agreements are judged over a period of months and years, not over a period of minutes.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What An Iran Deal Will Do For Nonproliferation
    George Perkovich November 23, 2013 NPR

    An interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 could be a positive step toward achieving nonproliferation goals and overcoming mutual distrust with Iran.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Navigating Through Iran’s Charm Offensive
    Karim Sadjadpour November 4, 2013 Agenda with Steve Paikin

    Though the diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is a significant step forward, it remains to be seen whether Iran wants a rapprochement with the United States and will fundamentally change its foreign and domestic policy.


Carnegie Experts on Regional Relations

  • Lina Khatib
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.


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