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A man types on his smart phone in Iran.

Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens

Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.

The Iranian governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Kazem Gharib Abadi, leaves the venue of nuclear talks in Vienna, on April 6.

The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun

If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don't be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands.

Mohammed bin Salman meets Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.

Why Mohammed bin Salman Suddenly Wants to Talk to Iran

Secret meetings have been going on at least since January, catalyzed by the specter of U.S. withdrawal from the region.

Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps march during the annual military parade in Tehran, on Sept. 22, 2018.

Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Tehran

Rejoining the Iran deal could undo years of progress in the Middle East.

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Iran’s Hard-Liners Are Using a TV Thriller to Undermine Their Rivals

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-linked spy drama “Gando” is designed to discredit moderate politicians before the June election.

A worker walks inside of an uranium conversion facility March 30, 2005 just outside the city of Isfahan.

Israel’s Attacks on Iran Are Not Working

The recent sabotage of the Iranian nuclear program has been spectacular—and strategically incoherent.

Representatives of the European Union and Iran attend nuclear talks at the Grand Hotel in Vienna on April 6.

Israel Should Support Biden’s Efforts to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal

Reducing Iran’s breakout time and restoring robust monitoring are the most urgent priorities. A return to the JCPOA can achieve these goals.

U.S. troops return home from Afghanistan

‘Bring the Troops Home’ Is a Dream, Not a Strategy

A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is a costly blunder and failure of leadership.

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Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue?

Biden’s withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center to discuss the nuclear deal reached with Iran in Davie, Florida, on Sept. 3, 2015.

U.S. Mounts All-Out Effort to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Chief negotiator Robert Malley begins to forge a compromise with both Iran and hard-liners at home.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference at the International Conference on the Legal-International Claims of the Holy Defense in the capital Tehran on February 23, 2021.

Nuclear Sabotage Could Be What Iran Needed

This week’s attack on an Iranian enrichment facility has improved the country’s negotiating position.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves the Muni World conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 14, 2018.

Israel’s Osirak Option

As Netanyahu forms his government, the parallels between the politics that led to a strike on Iraq’s nuclear facility and those that could result in targeting Iran today are clear.

Protesters at a vigil in Myanmar.

Are U.S. and Chinese Interests Really Opposed in Iran and Myanmar?

Beijing is making moves to ensure regional dominance in Southeast Asia and oil supplies from the Middle East. It could be shooting itself in the foot.

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How a U.S.-Iran Deal Helps Red States

Republican districts stand to benefit most from the economic windfall that a revived JCPOA would bring.

Iranian protesters demonstrate outside the Tehran Research Reactor

Europeans Fear Iran Nuclear Window Closing

The Biden administration rebuffed European pleas to lift some sanctions in its first weeks in office.

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