The U.S.-Iran Relations Program, led by Mohammad Tabaar, Ph.D., offers timely, relevant analysis to policymakers on Iran’s foreign and domestic politics as Iran plays a larger international role and U.S.-Iran relations evolve in the wake of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran’s increased regional footprint continues to be a major factor that drives political and economic trends in the Middle East. The U.S.-Iran relationship, perilous since the Iranian revolution in 1979, has more recently been marked by developments such as Iran’s nuclear program, enmity toward Israel, and support of Hezbollah and the Assad government.
Since the P5+1 nuclear agreement, tensions between the two countries have alternately eased and heightened. The U.S.-Iran Relations Program addresses how Iran’s internal dynamics affect the state’s foreign and domestic policies; the program’s research and analysis aim to provide insights and recommendations for more effective U.S. policies toward Iran and the Middle East.