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Nat Kern participated as a panelist at the Middle East Policy Council’s 70th Capitol Hill Conference on October 17, 2012. The event focused on “Policy Choices for the New Administration,” and Kern’s remarks addressed U.S.-Saudi relations. Video and the transcript are available at MEPC.org.
PBS Frontline’s Tehran Bureau published a comprehensive update to Matthew M. Reed’s “2012 Iranian Oil Survey” on September 21, 2012. The first survey was published in May, two months before U.S. and EU sanctions took effect.
Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius quoted Nat Kern and Foreign Reports bulletins on April 9 in “The Squeeze on Iran.” Ignatius also quoted Kern in his April 6 column, “Obama’s Signal to Iran.”
On January 10, 2012, Foreign Policy published ”The unexpected logic of the EU’s ban on Iranian oil,” by Matthew M. Reed.