Barak M. Seener

Barak M. Seener is CEO of Strategic Intelligentia, a consultancy specializing in the Middle East and the Gulf. He was Middle East Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and one of the founders of the Henry Jackson Society, where he served as Greater Middle East Section Director.

Publications by Barak M. Seener

Destabilizing the Iranian Regime in the Aftermath of the JCPOA: The Economic-security Nexus

Book launch of ‘Commercial Risks Entering the Iranian Market: Why Sanctions Make Investment in the Islamic Republic a High-Risk proposition.’ Read More »

Why Sanctions Make Investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran a High-Risk Proposition

Why Sanctions Make Investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran a High-Risk Proposition

Investing in Iran was not an attractive option even when the JCPOA was in place, but as President Trump moves forward against Iran, the U.S. secondary sanctions are going to make business with Iran unreasonable, and further exacerbate Iran’s economic difficulties. This may lead to greater frustration and dissatisfaction among ordinary Iranians, cause more domestic unrest, and constrict Iran’s ability to spread its influence in the Middle East. Read More »

Commercial Risks Entering the Iranian Market

Why sanctions makes investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran a high risk proposition
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Israeli Arabs between Palestinianization and Islamism

Israeli Arabs increasingly affiliate with the Palestinians and at the same time are undergoing a rapid increase of Islamization. Most of Israel’s Arab citizens are still seeking greater integration with the Israeli Jewish population. More than 70 percent of Israeli Arabs favor national service so as to gain equal footing with Israeli Jews and Druze, who serve in the army. Read More »