Publications

The works of CMER experts can be found on various platforms around the world.

Why Iraq Needs a United Sunni Authority to Face Extremism

Defeating the Islamic State (IS) and other extremist organizations will take a many-pronged approach requiring the cooperation of the Iraqi government and unity among religious leaders. It seems evident today that a multidimensional strategy is required — one that...

How Could the Nuclear Deal Change Iran?

The nuclear deal with Iran could lead to desecuritization domestically. Most opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran cite its great potential to strengthen the hand of a revisionist autocracy. According to them, an Iran deal and the consequent lifting of...

The Gender Politics of Iran’s Nuclear Policy

Defenders of Iran’s nuclear programme speak in terms of protecting female honour from the ‘inspections’ of intrusive foreigners. ‘Dignity’ has been an indispensible part of discussions in Iran over nuclear talks with world powers. “Iran, with millennia of history,...

How Netanyahu Saved the Iran Nuclear Talks

Far from being a spoiler, Netanyahu inadvertently facilitated negotiations between the U.S. and Iranian governments. Organized behind the back of the Obama administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3speech in front of the Republican-dominated...

The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions

Tensions with nuclear-armed Pakistan may influence Iran’s calculus regarding its own nuclear program. The long-standing tensions between Iran and Pakistan over proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the use of militant proxies for regional power projection, and...

Why Israel Won’t Abide Any Iran Nuclear Accord

With or without nuclear weapons, Iran and its allies are the chief impediments to Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. The interim nuclear deal that was finally clinched between Iran and the world powers in Geneva in last November has been hailed by many in the West...

Rapprochement under Rouhani: Iran and Britain

The reconciliation with Britain as part of a broader policy of détente has paid off more quickly than expected during the second round of nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s relations with the United Kingdom have...

Why Israel Is Obsessed with an Iranian Bomb

Israeli leaders constantly imagine themselves in the shoes of their Iranian counterparts and invariably conclude that it is only rational for the Islamic Republic to acquire the bomb. Perhaps more than any other state in the Middle East, Israel has historically shown...