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Power and Corruption in Erdogan’s Turkey: The Reza Zarrab Case and Beyond

National Security / November 27, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

On Monday, November 27, the trial of Reza Zarrab will begin. While Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian businessman, stands accused of helping Iran violate sanctions, the case will have profound ramifications for Turkey, and its relationship with the United States. Zarrab allegedly bribed…

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Iran’s IRGC in U.S. Sanctions Spotlight

Jessica Michek / Blog October 26, 2017

When President Trump recently outlined his administration’s approach to Iran, he called for addressing “the full range of Iran’s destructive actions” beyond just the nuclear issue. The first step was calling on Treasury to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary…

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BPC’s Misztal: Iran Decertification Is Not a Policy

National Security / Press Release October 12, 2017

If President Trump decides not to certify that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement it will not mean the end of the deal.

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Dealing with a De-Certified Iran Deal

National Security / Research October 12, 2017

Just refusing to certify the JCPOA accomplishes little by itself. It does not mean that the United States is pulling out of JCPOA,

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President’s Decision on Recertification Alone Doesn’t Change Iran Deal

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 6, 2017

By itself, the president’s decision to not certify the Iran nuclear deal will change nothing.

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The Kurdish Referendum: What Comes Next?

Nicholas Danforth / Blog September 27, 2017

Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani stated repeatedly that the referendum will not lead to an immediate declaration of independence.

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Six Month Review of the Legislative Process

Michael Thorning / Blog July 31, 2017

The index provides Americans with crucial metrics for evaluating Congress’s ability to effectively legislate and govern and compares the data against past congresses.

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Trump Speech in Riyadh Suggests Similar Approach to His Predecessors

Blaise Misztal / Blog May 22, 2017

Although Trump laid out his administration’s major strategic objectives in the Middle East the speech provoked many questions about how it will pursue those goals.

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Principles for a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

National Security / Research April 13, 2017

Pointing to historical patterns of U.S. foreign policy is insufficient to guide future strategy or to justify new expenditures of blood and treasure.

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New Task Force to Develop Strategy for Middle East

National Security / Press Release April 10, 2017

As a new administration grapples with how to address challenges in the Middle East, the Bipartisan Policy Center is launching a task force of former diplomats and senior foreign policy experts.

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