Iran’s Revolution Is Eating Its Own
By purging veteran politicians, abandoning the pretense of free elections, and letting the welfare state decay, Tehran is playing with fire.
Biden Can No Longer Ignore Growing Iran-China Ties
Washington may be tired of the Middle East, but Beijing is just getting started.
How Close Is Iran to Getting a Nuclear Weapon?
Why Tehran’s breakout time has shrunk—and the technological hurdles that remain.
Yemen’s Parallel War in Cyberspace
Persistent contact with fake news disrupts even stable societies—but in war zones, it can be lethal.
The Biden Team Knows Its Iran Policy Is Failing
Tehran’s march toward the bomb has been enabled by the administration’s refusal to impose consequences.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022
Battle deaths may be down, but regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan, amid declining U.S. influence.
A Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Iran Deal
The eighth round of nuclear talks kicks off this week in Vienna, with U.S. officials saying Iran has only weeks to play ball.
The Iran Nuclear Deal’s Long Year of Negotiations and Uncertainty
2021 saw a change in Iran’s government and on-again, off-again nuclear talks.
Iran Can’t Afford to Delay a Deal
There should be little doubt in Tehran about the urgent necessity of restoring the nuclear agreement.
Iranian Ransomware Is Coming for the United States
After a year of attacks on Israel, Iran’s hackers have another target.
Iran’s New Asia-Focused Foreign Policy Is a Fantasy
The country lacks both the wherewithal and resources to recalibrate its standing in Asia.
Ones and Tooze Podcast: How Sanctions Work (and Why They Often Don’t)
Iran has lived with them for years but remains defiant on the nuclear issue.
Iran’s New Top Diplomats Are a Problem
Tehran needs to restore the nuclear deal—but the Raisi administration’s officials aren’t up for the job.
U.S. Policymakers Are Misreading Iran
Ebrahim Raisi needs a deal. Military threats from Washington would derail any remaining hopes of achieving one.
Biden Needs a Plan B for Yemen If Houthis Win
An end to the war will generate a new set of problems.
An Iranian Feminist Vampire Defangs the Patriarchy
The subversive rebellion of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”