How Europe Could Blunt U.S. Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger
If the EU gives its special purpose vehicle for Iran trade a humanitarian focus, the Trump administration won’t be able to stop it without trampling longstanding U.S. exemptions.
Iran and the United States Can be Friends
They almost were, and now Hassan Rouhani could help get things back on track.
Trump’s Iran Sanctions Could Work
In the medium term, they’ll make it hard for the country to keep up oil production, satisfy domestic demand, and fund the government.
China and the EU Are Growing Sick of U.S. Financial Power
They are trying their best to erode Washington’s rules.
Trump’s Magical Thinking on Iran Sanctions Won’t Advance U.S. Interests
Far from convincing Tehran to cooperate, new U.S. measures are on track to achieve the exact opposite.
Trump Waives Iran Sanctions for Turkey
How Erdogan could use the exception to outsmart the United States, again.
What Would Reagan Do on Iran?
If Washington wants to pressure Tehran, the White House should stop alienating allies, empowering hard-liners, and harming regular Iranians.
Here’s How Trump Should Prepare for Iranian Escalation
Once sanctions are back in full force, the United States needs to be ready for the worst.
Trump Should Calm Tensions With Europe Over Iran Sanctions
Here’s how Washington and Brussels can come to a compromise.
How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran
The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
Is the Iran Deal Finally Dead?
Europe’s frantic efforts to save the nuclear pact at the U.N. probably won’t work.
Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
Moscow and Beijing Have Tehran’s Back
Trump's Iran policies have left the country with no choice but to turn to Russia and China.
Iran Hawks Should Be Careful What They Wish For
Pushing for regime change in Tehran could put Qassem Suleimani in power.
ZTE’s Ties to China’s Military-Industrial Complex Run Deep
The Chinese telecommunications firm is connected to other companies with a history of proliferation.
The European Union needs to defend its economic sovereignty from U.S. overreach. Creating its own agency for sanctions enforcement would be a start.
How Europe Can Block Trump
After Washington exits the Iran deal, U.S. secondary sanctions could harm European companies. EU leaders should retaliate by reviving a tool used successfully in the 1990s.
Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit
Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.
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.