Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears
They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.
As if Afghans Didn’t Have Enough Trouble, Now Comes the Pandemic
Thousands have crossed over the border from badly afflicted Iran, and authorities in the neighboring province of Herat say they’re not close to ready.
The Untold Story of How Iran Botched the Coronavirus Pandemic
The government learned early on about the outbreak—but, from a combination of cynicism and ideology, decided not to do anything about it.
Iran Knows Who to Blame for the Virus: America and Israel
The regime’s ideological army is spinning conspiracy theories even as it helps spread the virus among Iran’s long-suffering people.
If Trump Hates Obama’s Nuclear Deal, Why Is He Letting Up on Iran?
Iran is stockpiling enriched uranium and may soon receive advanced weapons from Russia. Trump has an easy way to tighten the screws.
The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Diplomatic Opportunity for the United States and Iran
Washington and Tehran could use the public health emergency to show goodwill, dial down tensions while saving face, and avoid a dangerous confrontation.
Will Iran Follow North Korea’s Path and Ditch the NPT?
As tensions escalate, Iran’s leadership appears to be considering withdrawing from the global nonproliferation framework entirely.
Amid Darkness, There Is Still Hope in the Middle East
A rare book treats the region’s residents as empowered individuals who can shape their collective future, rather than portraying them as geopolitical pawns.
Demise of the Petrostates
The oil price crash is an existential threat to petrostates from Nigeria to Iran, where governments rely on oil wealth to stabilize power and pay off competing interests.
Truth Has Become a Coronavirus Casualty
From Beijing to Washington, governments have been muzzling scientists, inflating the success of their containment efforts, and discrediting valid reporting. Citizens have to fight back.
Iran May Be Eyeing the United States’ Soft Underbelly
When Iran takes revenge for the killing of Qassem Suleimani, history suggests it could happen in Latin America.
As Coronavirus Spreads, Iranian Doctors Fear the Worst
Iran’s political and economic isolation hasn’t stopped COVID-19—but sanctions are threatening to turn an outbreak into a catastrophe.
Don’t Count on Disaster Diplomacy as a Path to Peace
Displays of goodwill during public health disasters rarely lead to diplomatic breakthroughs with U.S. adversaries such as Iran and North Korea.
The United States Needs to Declare War on Proxies
The most important takeaway from the killing of Qassem Suleimani doesn’t just have to do with Iran.
World Stock Markets Begin Betting on a Coronavirus Slowdown
Big declines in the United States, Europe, and Asia and an inverted yield curve indicate market players are starting to fear the worst.
Iraq Needs Regime Change Again
Musical chairs in the Iraqi parliament can no longer solve the country's problems.