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World Review: Shifting Geopolitics in the Middle East

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World Review

Bobby Ghosh, Gideon Rachman, and Susan Glasser join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Tunisia protests
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World Review: Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis, Lebanon's Decline, Rumsfeld

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World Review

Kim Ghattas, Philip Stephens, and Julian Barnes join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Ethiopia
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Commentary & Analysis

Biden Defends Decision to End US Involvement in Afghanistan

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Elizabeth Shackelford joins WGN 9 to explain why it's the right time for the United States to leave Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.

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US Foreign Policy

Americans Favor a Two-State Solution More Than Israelis and Palestinians Do

BLOG
Running Numbers by Coauthors

After violent conflict between Israel and Hamas, a new Israeli governing coalition, and Palestinian repression, what would a peaceful future look like?

Palestinian protestors
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Public Opinion

Research

Disappointed in Rouhani, Iranians Seek a Different Sort of Leader in June Elections

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

New indirect talks between the United States and IranĀ on a return to the Iran deal could help the outlook for a moderate candidate in the next election.

a man in Iran on elections
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Public Opinion

Iranians and Americans Support A Mutual Return to JCPOA

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A joint Council and IranPoll survey shows that although Iranian and American public support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has waned over time, there is still sizable backing for it in both countries.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi in Tehran, Iran February 21, 2021.
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Public Opinion

Experts

Saeid Golkar 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Iran Policy
Council expert Saeid Golkar

Sibel Oktay 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Oktay