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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, speak to the media following talks in Berlin on June 27, 2017. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Europe’s Sanctions-Blocking Threats Are Empty

When it comes to Iran sanctions, the EU must satisfy Trump’s demands. Access to the U.S. financial system hangs in the balance.

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in Washington, D.C., on Sep. 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s Where Advocates and Critics of the Iran Nuke Deal Can Agree

Supporters and detractors alike should see an opportunity in Trump's threats to the accord.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrive to announce an agreement on the Iran nuclear talks on April 2, 2015 in Lausanne.

Europe Must Fight to Preserve the Iran Deal

If Washington walks away from the nuclear accord, it will undermine Europe’s security and business interests. Brussels should flex its muscles now with diplomatic and legal threats.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on January 15, 2018.

Modi and Bibi Are Brothers in Arms

India and Israel won’t let ideology get in the way of booming bilateral trade.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at a joint press conference in Brussels on Dec. 5. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S.-EU Obligations Should Cut Both Ways in 2018

The United States should be able to count on Europe’s help in isolating Iran.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shows evidence intending to prove Iran provided Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms on Dec. 14, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Haley’s ‘Smoking Gun’ on Iran Met With Skepticism at U.N.

She claims 'undeniable evidence' that Iran is violating U.N. restrictions. But not everyone is on board yet.

The U.S. capitol building on Sep. 27, 2013. (Getty Images)

Warning to Congress: Bad Iran Legislation Is Worse Than No Iran Legislation

President Trump can’t let the House and Senate play politics with Iranian nuclear deal.

Reza Zarrab is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at a police station in Istanbul on Dec. 17, 2013. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Gold Dealer Pleads Guilty in Politically Explosive Sanctions Trial

Reza Zarrab may reveal a sprawling bribery scheme touching the highest levels of the Turkish government.

An IRGC Raad air defense system on display in Tehran on Sept. 21, 2012. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Iran Sanctions Make the Revolutionary Guard Stronger?

Sanctions regimes aren't simple, and they only work when their negative secondary effects do not outweigh their primary achievements.

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Oct. 13. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The Slippery ‘Spirit’ of Nixing the Iran Deal

Obama's JCPOA terms actually give the White House sound legal footing for decertification. But now Trump owns the consequences.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the parliament in Tehran on Aug. 15. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

If the U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, Allies Will Follow

Cry as they might along the way, no European or Asian corporation is going to choose a terrorist regime over access to the U.S. dollar. 

An Iranian woman walks past a mural depicting a revolver bearing the colours of the US national flag and spread on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran, on September 2, 2015, during the inauguration ceremony of a memorial plaque bearing one hundred anti-American comments made by the Islamic republic's late founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini outside the embassy. The leader of the Islamic revolution dubbed the United States the "Great Satan" on account of its policies and support for Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last royal ruler before the Islamic republic was founded. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Nuclear Deal Critics Push Plan for ‘Global Economic Embargo’

Memo outlines a “21st century financial version of Kennedy’s Cuba quarantine.”

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