U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Cancer Patients in Iran
Washington claims that maximum pressure won’t stop the supply of medicine and other humanitarian necessities, but banking sanctions are driving up import prices, blocking supply chains, and creating deadly drug shortages.
Lawmakers Redouble Push to Stop Trump From Going to War With Iran
The U.S. president’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran is creating strange bedfellows in Congress.
Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now
The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.
Iran-Backed Militias Are In Iraq to Stay
Prime Minister Mahdi is trying to bring the Popular Mobilization Forces under control of the government, but even he probably knows it won’t work.
Uncle Sam Doesn’t Have Your Back
Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo have made it clear that the United States is no longer committed to protecting Europe. The need for a viable pan-European defense force has never been greater.
Britain’s Power Play in the Persian Gulf
The United Kingdom hopes to get European countries to join it in a maritime coalition to protect vulnerable tankers near Iran.
How to Kick-Start Nuclear Negotiations With Iran (Again)
A single administrative act could put the Trump administration on a path toward a new nuclear deal with Tehran.
The United States Is Going After China’s Banks
Using the financial 'death penalty' may be dangerous overreach.
Iran Overtures Are the Latest Setback for Bolton
Trump’s hawkish national security advisor may be losing credibility fast as the president pushes diplomacy, observers say.
Document of the Week: Trump Administration Shrinks Iran’s U.S. Footprint
With the State Department imposing new travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats, New York City influencers trek across town to see Tehran’s foreign minister.
Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons
Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.
Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor
On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina’s president of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head.
How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.