In the modern era, there is great convergence in the technologies used by friendly nations and by hostile ones. Signals intelligence agencies find themselves penetrating the technologies that they also at times must protect. To ease this tension, the United States and its partners have relied on an approach sometimes called Nobody But Us, or NOBUS: target communications mechanisms using unique methods accessible only to the United States. This paper examines how the NOBUS approach works, its limits, and the challenging matter of what comes next.
With Iran's crucial presidential election of May 19 on the horizon, a panel of experts will examine the economic challenges facing the country and incumbent President Rouhani’s re-election. Although high expectations were tied in with the passing of the nuclear deal--Rouhani's crowning achievement--other factors, such as the nature of the Iranian economy, political risk, and the new administration in the White House, have threatened Rouhani’s campaign to attract high foreign direct investment. The Iran Project is pleased to host the International Iranian Economic Association for a panel discussion on the future of the nuclear deal, its impact on the lives of average Iranians and the business scene in Iran, successes and failures of the Rouhani administration in responding to long term challenges in the water and energy sectors, and how these factors affect Rouhani’s chances for re-election.
Speakers will include Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech, Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Iran Project and Middle East Initiative.; Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Foreign Policy at Brookings; Amir Cyrus Razzaghi, President of the Ara Enterprise Group; and Hamed Ghoddusi, Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology.
The event will be moderated by Iran Project Director Payam Mohseni.