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December 7, 2022

Iran is Conceding Much Less than it Seems

By Sina Toossi

The morality police force has been disbanded, but enforced morality will remain.

November 5, 2022

Biden vow to ‘free Iran’ was expression of ‘solidarity’: Karine Jean-Pierre

Sina Toossi quoted

“Biden vowing to ‘free Iran’ sends all the wrong messages about the US role in the Iranian protest movement,” Sina Toossi, a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, wrote on Twitter.

October 10, 2022

How Far Could The Iranian Protests Go?

Sina Toossi quoted

“There were a lot of pent-up grievances,” Sina Toossi, a senior nonresident fellow at the Center for International Policy, told HuffPost. “Just across the board, you see economic grievances, political grievances, social freedom grievances.”

September 20, 2022

Military Extortion

By Michael Chamberlin

September 15, 2022

In Pursuit of Higher Revenues, Weapons Contractors Exaggerate Impacts of Inflation

Sustainable Defense Task Force work mentioned

'A more restrained strategy that focuses on defense rather than preparing for perpetual war, emphasizes diplomacy over the use of force, and encourages allies to do more in their own defense could save a minimum of $1 trillion over the next decade, as set out in studies by the Center for International Policy’s Sustainable Defense Task Force, the Cato Institute, and the Congressional Budget Office. '

August 8, 2022

Despite Rhetoric, Biden is continuing Trump’s Weapon Sales

By Lauren Woods

'So has Biden followed through on his intention to shift U.S. policy on arms sales? A quick look at the relevant data suggests he has not. The year 2021 did indeed see the largest drop in foreign military sale notifications in recent memory', writes Lauren Woods.

November 9, 2022

Can Iran nuclear deal be saved amid deadly protests?

Sina Toossi quoted

''Sina Toossi, a senior non-resident fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington DC, tells TRT World that the protests as well as Iran’s military support for Russia in its war against Ukraine have “diminished prospects” for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.''

October 20, 2022

Will the protests in Iran bring change?

Sina Toossi interviewed

''Women in Iran have been at the forefront of protests that have swept the country for weeks.

More than 200 people have lost their lives, and hundreds of others have been detained after demonstrations following the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini. She died after being arrested by the regime's morality police for not wearing her hijab correctly.''

September 26, 2022

Iran’s Hijab Protests Have Lit a Fire the Regime Can’t Put Out

By Sina Toossi

''Despite its repression, the Iranian government has already lost the larger battle when it comes to trying to control the lives and expression of the Iranian people.''

September 18, 2022

Why did NYT lie about Leader’s health?

Sina Toossi quoted

“Iran’s SL (Supreme Leader) Ayatollah Khamenei speaking in Tehran today. Does not appear to be ‘gravely ill’ & on ‘bed rest’ as claimed by anonymous sources to the NYT,” Sina Toosi, Senior Fellow at Center for International Policy, tweeted on Saturday.

August 10, 2022

US foreign arms sales spike to nearly $20B in the dog days of summer

By Lauren Woods

'Between July 15 and August 2, Washington signed off on billions of dollars worth of military deals, over a third of which went to autocracies.'

July 28, 2022

US Played Secret Role in Nigeria Attack that Killed more than 160 Civillians

SAM data used

'The United States played an unacknowledged role in the 2017 bombing of an internally displaced persons’ camp in Nigeria that killed more than 160 civilians, many of them children.'