Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer, but Regime Insiders Will Profit
On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.
The Reincarnation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The former president was excommunicated from Iran’s political elite—but he’s using grassroots economic populism to revive his career.
How to Strike a Missile Deal With Iran
Tehran will never give up all of its ballistic missiles, but a compromise is possible.
How Far Is Trump Willing to Go to Change Iran’s Behavior?
The Trump Team has shown its commitment to curbing Tehran — but remains stingy with the details.
Pompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream
The Trump team doesn’t have a post-nuke deal strategy — just a list of demands.
The United States Finally Has an Aggressive Plan to Defang Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has an impressive strategy to counter Tehran and break free from two decades of failed U.S. policy.
Here’s What Trump Should Do Post-Nuke Deal
The United States must explain to its allies how withdrawing from the Iran deal fits into a larger strategy for the Middle East.
Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit
Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.
The ‘Silver Lining’ to Trump Pulling Out of the Iran Deal
The White House has the legal authority to compel countries to reinstate U.N. sanctions on Iran. So why has it chosen not to exercise it?
The North Korean Playbook Won’t Work With Iran
Hard-liners in Tehran and Washington are both drawing the wrong lessons from diplomacy with Pyongyang — and that could lead to war.
The United States Should Seize on Iran’s Currency Crisis
An anti-regime alliance of rich and poor could be the key to ending clerical rule.
Netanyahu Hands Trump PR Win on Iran
In a dramatic presentation on Monday, the Israeli prime minister outlined revelations on Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program that most of the world had already accepted.
Trump’s Middle Ground on Iran Deal Sanctions Waivers Is a Myth
I helped negotiate the nuclear deal — and I know what would undo it.
Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Iran’s growing presence in Syria has forced Israel’s security establishment to plan for the worst.
How Congress Can Help Trump Outmaneuver Iran
The United States needs a policy that unifies its allies in curbing Tehran.
Tillerson’s Exit Could Doom the Iran Nuclear Deal
The accord's survival was already tenuous. But after Trump's Cabinet shakeup, it's likely to end.
Trump Should Block Iran’s Air Corridor to Syria
Iranian aircraft are sustaining Assad's killing fields and setting the stage for escalation against Israel.
Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes
To prevent proliferation, any U.S.-Saudi nuclear deal needs to be tough.
Length Doesn’t Matter
The United States and Europe need to get serious about limiting Iran’s missiles of all ranges — and the Missile Technology Control Regime should guide them.
Top Democrat’s Return Sows Uncertainty for Iran Deal
Iran hawk Bob Menendez’s reinstatement as top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee could alter politics around the nuclear deal.