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Global affairs
Why thousands are protesting in Iran
Published July 21, 2018
Experts Vali Nasr, Ryan Calder discuss the economic causes of and political fallout from Iran's demonstrations
Commentary
Trump's 'strategic blunder' on Iran
Published July 21, 2018
SAIS Dean Vali Nasr says decertifying nuclear deal is mistake that will define president's foreign policy legacy
MIDDLE EAST
A year after Hajj tragedy, political tensions linger
Published July 21, 2018
As annual pilgrimage to Mecca begins, SAIS Dean Vali Nasr discusses ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia, Iran / NPR
Election 2016
Who founded ISIS? It's complicated
Published July 21, 2018
SAIS Dean Vali Nasr links rise of Islamic terror group to sectarian conflict in Iraq, 2003 U.S. invasion / The Huffington Post
Commentary
Fallout of a failed coup
Published July 21, 2018
SAIS Middle East expert says events could strain U.S.-Turkey relations, pave Erdogan's path to more power / The LobeLog
Commentary
Middle East power struggle
Published July 21, 2018
SAIS Dean Vali Nasr discusses widening diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia, Iran / NPR
Q+A
How to defeat ISIS
Published July 21, 2018
SAIS dean, Middle East scholar Vali Nasr discusses the Paris attacks and the need for a diplomatic solution to Syrian conflict
Opinion
Arab world's blurred lines
Published July 21, 2018
Vali Nasr: Sectarian violence in Iraq can be traced to 'arbitrary boundaries' drawn after WWI / The New York Times
Dean of Middle Eastern affairs
Published Spring 2014
Vali Nasr has built his career on explaining the inexplicable. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Opinion
Difficult options on Syria
Published July 21, 2018
Apparent use of chemical weapons demands U.S. response, SAIS expert writes / The Washington Post