Issues

  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of November 5th November 9, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Iranian officials uniformly lambasted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s oil and banking sectors. Figures from across the political spectrum generally described the sanctions as painful but emphasized that Iran would ride them out.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 29th November 2, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    As U.S. sanctions on Iran’s banking and oil sectors are set to be reinstated on November 5th, Iranian officials emphasize Iran can endure the pressure and will not change its regional policies.
  • Experts on the Reimposition of Sanctions on Iran in Violation of the Nuclear Deal November 2, 2018
    NIACNIAC
    At midnight on Monday, President Trump’s snapback of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran will be finalized. While a portion of the sanctions previously waived under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came back into force on August 7, the November 5 tranche of Iran sanctions includes many of the most ...
  • Letter to Trump Administration on Sanctions Snapback November 1, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC sends a letter to Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin of the Trump administration on the effects of the November snapback of Iran sanctions.
  • Sanctions Snapback: Trump Reverses Iranian Sanctions Relief November 1, 2018
    NIACNIAC
    President Trump’s snapback of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran previously waived under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, will be finalized at midnight on Monday, November 5. While a portion of the sanctions previously waived under the JCPOA came back into force on August 7, the ...
  • Public Charge FAQ October 31, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The Trump administration is once again attempting to close the door to immigration by significantly expanding what types of public assistance preclude individuals from receiving a visa or permanent residency. These changes may significantly impact Iranians.
  • Mohammed bin Salman Is the Next Saddam Hussein October 29, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina ToossiRyan CostelloRyan Costello
    In the 1980s, the United States embraced a brutal Middle Eastern tyrant simply because he opposed Iran. Washington should not repeat the same mistake today.
  • NIAC Statement on Horrific Synagogue Attack October 27, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    We are shocked and horrified by the tragic slaughter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, which was holding a Shabbat for refugees
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 22nd October 26, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    As hard-hitting U.S. sanctions are set to be reimposed on November 5th, President Hassan Rouhani is reshuffling his ministers and advisors and fundamentally altering his administration’s economic policy.
  • Responding to Omar Navarro’s Slanderous Attack on NIAC and Rep. Maxine Waters October 25, 2018
    NIACNIAC
    Omar Navarro’s accusation is an outrageous and slanderous attack, which is all the more deranged at a time when Rep. Maxine Waters and her office have been targeted by political violence.
  • From the Hill: NIAC Asks if the U.S. and Iran are on a Collision Course October 18, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC Policy BriefThe Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran risk “impoverishing the Iranian middle class, crushing the Iranian civil society and eliminating prospects for peaceful democratic change,” warned Sina Toossi. “It is really creating a destructive situation internally.”
  • Response to Lindsey Graham’s Racist Remark on Fox & Friends October 16, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “It is absolutely disgusting for Senator Graham to state on Fox and Friends that it would be ‘terrible’ to discover that he had Iranian ancestry from a DNA test. This is not the first time that Graham has made bigoted remarks about Iranians. In 2015, he said ‘I know Iranians ...
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 8th October 12, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Iran this week made progress towards passing legislation that would allow it to meet anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
  • US-Led Regime Change is not the Path October 11, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    By abandoning President Obama’s engagement track, which alleviated the proliferation risk of Iran’s nuclear program and initiated Iran’s reintegration into the global economy, Trump is closing all diplomatic doors and pursuing a conflict that will devastate one group above all: the Iranian people.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 1st October 4, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    After months of fluctuations and steady devaluation, the Iranian Rial rebounded sharply against the dollar this week. Analysts attributed the currency’s strengthening to multiple factors, from new authorities given to the Central Bank to currency speculators offloading dollars to maximize profits.