For Many Iranians, Staying In the Nuclear Deal No Longer Makes Sense
Talks have little appeal because Tehran is convinced that Trump can’t be trusted to negotiate in good faith. And there isn’t much political support for observing what’s left of the deal while Washington wages economic war.
In Muted Response to Iran Strikes, U.S. to Send Reinforcements to Saudi Arabia
Deployment will include missile defense capabilities and a “moderate” increase in troops.
How to Make a Lasting Deal With Iran
Maximum pressure won’t make Tehran capitulate. Letting it enhance its conventional military capabilities could convince it to rein in proxies and curb its nuclear and missile programs.
U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Cancer Patients in Iran
Washington claims that maximum pressure won’t stop the supply of medicine and other humanitarian necessities, but banking sanctions are driving up import prices, blocking supply chains, and creating deadly drug shortages.
How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.
Iran Isn’t Trying to Build a Bomb Tomorrow. It Wants Sanctions Relief.
Iran’s decision to surpass uranium enrichment limits isn’t a dangerous provocation. It’s a calculated effort to get European leaders to reinforce the nuclear deal and halt the drift toward war.
How Close Is Iran to a Nuclear Bomb, Really?
Experts say Tehran has the capability to build a nuclear weapon within a few years but perhaps not the intent.
Document of the Week: Risk of Iranian Retaliation Has Long Spooked Gulf Allies
What happens when Washington pushes Tehran too hard.
A Dangerous Game of Nuclear Brinkmanship
By threatening to breach the nuclear deal, Tehran hopes to scare Europe into prodding the United States back to the negotiating table. It may not work.
Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms
U.S. sanctions won’t necessarily isolate Tehran. They could spur new strategic alliances.
How to Prevent an Accidental War With Iran
With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.
Iraq Is Not an Iranian Vassal State
These days, Tehran is having trouble getting what it wants from its neighbor—a development Washington can encourage by backing off.
Iranians Will Tolerate Hardship but Not Capitulation
Tehran’s recent nuclear policy announcements were driven by the inescapable constraints of domestic politics.
Iran Still Doesn’t Want an Escalation
The country may have threatened to walk away from the nuclear deal, but its actions say it may be prepared to stay.
Rouhani’s Warning to Trump
The Iranian president’s remarks about the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
Don’t Let Iraq Fall Victim to U.S.-Iran Rivalry
Baghdad must insulate itself from the fallout by weaning itself from exclusive dependence on two outside backers.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Won’t Work
Trump’s new Iran sanctions will hurt the United States in the long term.