Israel Needs Weapons to Stop Iran’s Bomb
Jerusalem needs help from Washington to prevail in a terrible conflict.
The Biggest Loser of Iraq’s Election Could Be Iran
Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they’ll reject the results, and are threatening violence.
Tehran’s Harvard Incubated Iran’s New Government
The school’s mission is to find the most talented Iranians willing to serve the state—and give them access to power.
The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks
President Ebrahim Raisi doesn’t consider reviving the nuclear deal a top priority.
Iran Seeks to Fill a Middle East Power Vacuum
The United States and Israel worry the “Afghanistan effect” allows Tehran to covertly pursue nuclear capability.
Separate the Iran Deal From Regional Security Negotiations
U.S. allies have already taken the initiative on regional issues. Insisting on a package deal could permanently derail nuclear talks.
Israel Isn’t Strong Enough to Attack Iran
The Israeli government is ramping up its rhetoric, but political and military constraints are too great.
Meet Iran’s New Foreign Minister: Qassem Suleimani’s ‘Soldier’
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is a staunch backer of Iran’s “Axis of Resistance.”
Afghanistan Is a Bigger Headache for Tehran Than It Is Letting On
Iran cheered the U.S. withdrawal but is nervously hedging its bets with the Taliban.
Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says
But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran develops nukes.
Biden Needs to Bolster the Power of Exiles
The U.S. democracy agenda can’t focus simply on supporting democratic governments.
Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement Is Heading Nowhere
Both sides know their ongoing talks could improve the Middle East—and consolidate Iranian gains across the region.
Taliban Takeover Seen as a Boon for Human Smugglers
Along one part of the Turkish border, hundreds of new Afghan migrants show up every day.
Why Iran Will Welcome the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan
Tehran’s Shiite regime has strategic, economic, ideological, and ecological reasons for backing Sunni extremists.
How to Make Iran Trust a New Nuclear Deal
Even if Washington can’t provide a guarantee that future administrations will maintain the deal, there are other ways to bridge the gap.
How Iran’s Deadly Tanker Attack Is Linked to the Nuclear Deal
Not responding to a drone attack off Oman could actually impair progress on a deal.
The Geopolitical Stakes of Olympic Perfection—and Defection
The Tokyo Games have brought a surge of nationalism and laid bare the methods of autocrats like Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.