has also been conducting different polls in Iran in cooperation with the University of Tehran and IranPoll for more than 3 years now.
Ebrahim Mohseni, a research scholar at CISSM
who designed the poll and who has been studying Iranian public opinion since 2006, defended his methodology.
PIPA is a joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM
), School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.
In today's climate of heightened concern about bioterrorism, the idea of building on existing oversight processes to put in place a more robust system of independent peer review of high-consequence research seems less radical than when CISSM began this project in 2001.
They will also debate whether such a system should be legally binding, as envisioned in the prototype being developed by CISSM, or of a more voluntary nature, as has been suggested by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
Steinbruner (email@example.com) is professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM).
Also, with regard to Iran's missile program that has come under the spotlight ever since Tehran and the six world powers struck a deal over the former's nuclear capability, the findings of the CISSM
poll are very telling.
Confidence that the US will abide by the deal has also slipped - from 45% in a September survey by the Gallup organizations to 29%, according to CISSM.
Nonetheless, both the decline in support for the JCPOA and the skepticism about US compliance may account for a decline in enthusiasm for Rouhani, according to CISSM.
This decline may also be related to views of the economy, according to CISSM's analysis.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The American Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) in an analysis of the US and UK media coverage of Iran's nuclear program said American and British media have complicated Iran's nuclear standoff with the West in a way that it is a reminiscent of what they did prior the US invasion of Iraq.
The CISSM has analyzed the US and UK media coverage of Iran's nuclear issue from 2009 to 2012, and what follows is a summary of the April 2013 analysis conducted by