Iran

An Iranian cancer patient at her parents' house in Tehran on Oct. 18, 2013.

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.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the United States blamed on Iran in Washington on June 13, 2019.

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.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak during a press conference at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney on Aug. 4.

Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief

Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.

Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard flash a victory sign as they carry naval exercises in the Gulf on April 22, 2010.

Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now

The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.

Popular Mobilization Unit fighters flash the victory gesture as they advance through a street in the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, on Aug. 26, 2017.

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.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrol around the British-flagged tanker  Stena Impero, with 23 crew members aboard, off the port of Bandar Abbas on July 21, after they seized it in the Strait of Hormuz.

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.

The British warship HMS Montrose is seen docked in the Cypriot port of Limassol on Feb. 3, 2014.

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.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani awards Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with the Medal of Honour for his role in the implementation of a nuclear deal with world powers, on Feb. 8, 2016, in Tehran.

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.

A investor monitors stock prices at a securities company in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on October 18, 2018.

The United States Is Going After China’s Banks

Using the financial 'death penalty' may be dangerous overreach.

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton listens to U.S. President Donald Trump as he and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte talk to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House on July 18.

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.

This photograph, posed as an illustration on May 12, 2017, shows the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of the aftermath of a cyberattack on its network taken in London.

Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons

Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on Iran sanctions in the White House on June 24.

Trump’s Iran Policy Hasn’t Failed—Yet

Maximum pressure could still deliver strategic outcomes.

Emergency personnel search for wounded people after a bomb exploded at the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994.

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.

From left, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018.

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.

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