Trump Should Calm Tensions With Europe Over Iran Sanctions
Here’s how Washington and Brussels can come to a compromise.
Saudi Oil Threat in Khashoggi Disappearance Seen as a Bluff
Trump lowers the rhetoric, sends Pompeo to Riyadh.
In Negotiations With Iran, ‘There’s Always One More Thing’
On the podcast: Wendy Sherman recounts the grueling path to the Iran nuclear deal.
How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran
The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
Tougher U.S. Sanctions Will Enrich Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
As the economic noose tightens on the Iranian economy, smugglers will thrive and the IRGC will be the first to profit.
The Future of War Will Be ‘Liked’
In the social media age, what you share is deciding what happens on the battlefield.
John Bolton Is Living the Dream—for Now
After being snubbed his entire career, the national security advisor’s fierce unilateralism has at last become U.S. policy. But even he can’t stop Trump from making deals.
America Is Not an Innocent Bystander in Yemen
Washington has left a vacuum in the Middle East, letting U.S. allies do as they please—no matter how high the body count.
Bolton Puts Mattis in a Tight Spot on Syria
Legally, the U.S. has to use troops there to fight the Islamic State. But the White House wants them to deter Iran.
Did a Terrorist Attack Just Save the Iranian Regime?
After a strike on a military parade, nationalist sentiment is on the rise—and not a moment too soon for a government that was facing deepening discontent.
Is the Iran Deal Finally Dead?
Europe’s frantic efforts to save the nuclear pact at the U.N. probably won’t work.
Trump Takes Aim at Iran, China, and the Global System in Big U.N. Speech
And draws a rare laugh from world leaders while boasting of his accomplishments.
Iran Hawks Could Make a Bad Situation Worse
More pressure on Tehran won’t work. Here’s what Trump should really do.
Oil Production Is at Record Levels. So Why Are Oil Prices Heading Higher?
The short answer: Looming shortfalls from Venezuela and Iran.
Trump Doubles Down on War in Yemen
Despite mounting violence, the United States will continue supporting airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Trump’s Trade War With China Is About to Get Supersized
Washington is levying more tariffs, leaving Beijing to retaliate in other painful ways, from Iran to North Korea.
This Is Where Iran Defeats the United States
Iraq’s Kurdish kingmakers used to side with Washington. Now, Tehran seems like a more attractive partner.
The Buck Stops Here: Europe Seeks Alternative to U.S.-Dominated Financial System
Germany and France complain that the U.S. is abusing sanctions power to bully even its allies.
The Man Who Actually Runs Iran’s Foreign Policy
Tehran’s course is set by a shadowy figure behind the scenes—not the leaders who talk to the West.