Iran

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.

Mexican National Guard members stand watch along the banks of the Suchiate River to prevent crossings to and from Tecun Uman in Guatemala, on July 3.

Guatemala Cancels on Trump

Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.

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.

Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, gives a press conference after the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on July 10.

Iran’s Breach Too Far

Thanks to its advances in nuclear technology, the country may be closer to a bomb than ever.

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten listens during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s Joint Chiefs Nominee Accused of Sexual Misconduct

News of the allegations surfaces at a time of unusual turmoil in the Pentagon’s top ranks.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kazem Gharib Abadi give a press conference after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on July 10.

Iran Faces New U.S. Sanctions Threat

Plus: A chemical weapons investigation in Syria, pension reform in Brazil, and the other stories we’re following today.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take part in the ITV debate on July 9 in Salford, England.

The Brexit Debate Never Ends

Plus: Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute, Mexico’s new finance minister, and the other stories we’re following today.

Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Iranian-backed Badr Organization and leader of the Fateh Alliance, a coalition of Iranian-supported militia groups, speaks during a campaign rally in Baghdad on May 7, 2018.

Reining in Iraq’s Paramilitaries Will Just Make Them Stronger

How the Popular Mobilization Forces are taking over the Iraqi state from within.

Opposition leader and president of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó speaks to supporters during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 5.

Will More Talks Resolve Venezuela’s Crisis?

Plus: French officials travel to Tehran, Trump attacks Britain’s ambassador, and the other stories we’re following today.

Iraqi Shiite militia banners are seen by a road in the Iraqi town of Baaj near the Iraq-Syria border on June 20, 2017.

Iran and the United States Battle It Out in Iraq

Iraq’s Shiite militias are doing Iran’s bidding against the United States. Baghdad won’t be able to dismantle them.

French President Emmanuel Macron waits with British Prime Minister Theresa May for the U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran on September 26, 2018 in New York City.

What Can Europe Do About Iran?

Plus: Sudan’s final transition deal, Parliament’s plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.

Members of the U.S. Army park an M1 Abrams tank in front of the Lincoln Memorial on July 3 ahead of the Fourth of July "Salute to America" celebration.

The World This Weekend

Trump’s Washington celebrates a militaristic Fourth of July, protests surge in Hong Kong, and the European Union chooses new leadership.

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini (L); Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) take part in a ministerial meeting on the Iran nuclear deal on July 6, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Iran Isn’t Trying to Build a Bomb Tomorrow. It Wants Sanctions Relief.

Iran’s decision to surpass uranium enrichment limits isn’t a dangerous provocation. It’s a calculated effort to get European leaders to reinforce the nuclear deal and halt the drift toward war.

Protesters rest on the road on July 2 in Hong Kong, China.

Can Hong Kong Keep Resisting?

Plus: Iran raises the stakes, the European Union hopes to break deadlock, and the other stories we’re following today.

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