Reports

June 3, 2014
            On June 3, Gallup rereleased its most recent rankings of positive emotions, with Iran at 93 on a list of 138 countries. Iranians reported the “highest negative emotions in the world, second only to Iraq,” according to the study. Gallup highlighted its findings two weeks after six young…
June 3, 2014
            Five commonly discussed proposals for an Iran nuclear deal are flawed, according to a new Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) report. They include: • 1)increasing allowed centrifuge numbers significantly while lowering low enriched uranium (LEU) hexafluoride (…
June 2, 2014
            Limiting Iran’s capacity to enrich uranium may be the most challenging issue in talks between the Islamic Republic and the world’s six major powers, according to new analysis by the Arms Control Association’s Daryl Kimball. The international community is particularly concerned about…
June 2, 2014
            Iran’s higher education institutions no longer enjoy any meaningful degree of academic freedom, according to a wide-ranging report by Amnesty International. The security and intelligence apparatus has gradually taken control of universities, colleges and institutes since Mahmoud…
May 26, 2014
            On May 23, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed in a new report that Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the interim agreement. Iran has halted its most sensitive activities and rolled back its program in other key areas. Tehran, for the first time since 2008, has also provided the…
May 20, 2014
           On May 21, Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency reached an agreement on five additional measures to be implemented by August 25. Tehran committed to providing relevant information on past high explosive experiment and research and development. The new list of measures follows a list…
May 19, 2014
            Security officials assaulted dozens of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison on April 17, according to a report by Amnesty International. The perpetrators, who included Ministry of Intelligence officials and Revolutionary Guards, reportedly…
May 9, 2014
            International Crisis Group presented a 40-measure action plan for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran in a new report. Senior Analyst Ali Vaez warned that Iran and the world’s six major powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – need to isolate the…
May 8, 2014
            Iran’s existing ballistic missiles, if fitted with a nuclear warhead, could pose a credible threat to the region. But the current negotiations between Iran and the world’s six major powers is not the ideal venue for discussing limits on Tehran’s missile program, according to a new brief…
May 1, 2014
Garrett Nada      The biggest news in April was a gasoline price hike as President Rouhani began long-delayed subsidy reform. The cost of a liter jumped 75 percent; consumption reportedly declined by half within days. The move follows Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning that Iran will…