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With UN sanctions in interpretive knots, America’s only meaningful tool would be unilateral sanctions, including those affecting the U.S.’s—and hence much of the ...(full article)

A military operation, like anything else in life, must be judged in two ways. First, what are the consequences of failure? Second, how likely is failure?...(full article)

Throughout the discussion about the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama has attempted to draw parallels with the 2002 debate over authorizing military action against Iraq, pointing ...(full article)

As the sounds of artillery faded across the North-South Korean border recently, hopes were truly dashed for a new diplomatic breakthrough between the United States and North Korea....(full article)

I should emphasize that the verification measures in this agreement really are extraordinary, including breaking new ground....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Kerry's Invisible Iranian Bridge - Wall Street Journal

The Secretary takes a leap of faith on Iran’s self-inspections....

The Iran Deal Creates an Uncertain Future - D. Sanger & M. Gordon, NYT

WASHINGTON — As President Obama begins his three-week push to win approval of the Iran nuclear deal, he is confronting this political reality: His strongest argument in favor...

Hamas Caught Between Tehran and Riyadh - Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor

Hamas is trying to rebuild its relationship with Iran, but mistrust on both sides is impeding the process....

Does Israel Stand Alone on Iran? - William Kristol, Weekly Standard

Today, according to President Obama, Israel stands alone. She has suffered from the fecklessness of the Western democracies and the hostility of the United Nations. But all is not ...

Don't Blame Mideast Unrest on Saudi-Iran Rivalry - Rami Khouri, CR

A more complete explanation of the battered Arab region today must include accounting for several other mega-tends: the impact of the last twenty-fix years of non-stop American mil...

The Ayatollahs Will Never Be Britain's Friends - Con Coughlin, Telegraph

Here we go again: another British foreign secretary in Iran with the hopeful expectation of forging closer ties with the ayatollahs. Ever since Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1...

Iran's Middle East Allies Are Crumbling - Basheer Nafi, Middle East Eye

After years of imperial expansionist dreams, to see Iran's ally in Damascus losing much of his control over Syria, and the rulers of Baghdad to lose their control over much of Iraq...

Are China, Russia Teaming Up With Iran? - M.K. Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

From all accounts, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had a highly successful visit to Moscow on Monday. The single biggest outcome of his talks with his Russian counter...

Israel Must 'Recognize Reality' of Iran Deal - Uri Savir, Al-Monitor

Despite the ferocious political attacks between the White House and the Israeli government, one hears from both sides positive ramblings about future relations between the two coun...

The So-Called Iranian Threat - Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch

Prominent sectors of U.S. power and opinion share the stand of the two regional allies and so are in a state of virtual hysteria over "the Iranian threat." Sober commentary in the ...

VIDEO: Regional Impact of Increased Iranian Money - Wash. Institute

Iran's narrative - that it is a rising power in the region, and the U.S. a declining power - will be bolstered by its increased flexibility for action across the Middle East....

U.S. Presses for Solution to Syrian Civil War - Michael Crowley, Politico EU

Three months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to the Black Sea resort town of Sochi for an unexpected meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A central topic: the civ...

Syria Is the New Great Game - Andrew Tabler, Foreign Affairs

How Regional Powers are Carving Up Syria...

How Iran's Revived Arms Exports Can Boost Proxies - F. Nadimi, TWI

Given Tehran's noncompliant track record and the UN Security Council's imperfect arms restrictions, the nuclear deal could allow Iran to offer its allies a growing range of weapons...

A Raw Deal for Iran's Dissidents - Saeed Ghasseminejad, NY Daily News

Iranian dissidents are increasingly worried that -- with the nuclear deal signed and business prospects looming -- the West will give Iran a pass on human rights. European dignitar...

What Obama Pursuing in Iran & Cuba Isn't Peace - Kevin Williamson, NR

The list of countries designated by the United States as state sponsors of terrorism is a pretty exclusive club, a veritable Legion of Doom populated by the likes of North Korea an...

What if Iran Cheats? Let 'Em Try - Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune

Here are the facts Iran has to face: Any violations of the deal will be detected and exposed. When that happens, Iran will be hit with the painful economic sanctions it made this d...

Who Is Targeting Iranians in Turkey? - Abbas Qaidaari, Al-Monitor

A series of attacks on Iranian interests in Turkey raises the question of why the PKK may seek to hit Iran at this point....

Will Iran Unleash a Wave of Anti-US Terror? - D. Benjamin, Foreign Policy

In explaining his decision to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared that what concerns him most is that “Iran would receive at least $50 billi...

Iran's European Enablers - Ilan Berman, Politico EU

The lesson, it seems, is that trading with Europe means never having to say you’re sorry....

Barack Obama: Embittered and Unfair Over Iran - Ruth Marcus, WaPo

President Obama says those who oppose the Iran nuclear deal are either ideological or illogical. I support the deal, yet I think this assessment is incorrect and unfair. It diminis...

Why 5 Criticisms of the Iran Deal Are Wrong - N. Miller, National Interest

As the U.S. Congress debates the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran, public opinion polls show that a majority of Americans oppose the agreement. Meanwhile, many analysts and p...

Iran Hardliners: McDonald's Would Be US Spy Base - Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz

Iranian opponents of nuclear deal competing with U.S. Congressmen in race to rescind it. Their worries concern the foreign entities that want to do business on their soil....

Do We Understand Iran's Anti-Semitism? - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

A few days ago, I spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the politics of the Iran deal (you can find the full interview here), and at one point in our conversation I ...

North Korea, the Nuclear Cheat - John McLaughlin, Ozy

The bottom line? Leverage on North Korea is more limited than in the past, in part because it is so dramatically different from Iran: much farther along the nuclear path, less enga...

Why Iran Is Not Nazi Germany - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

In foreign relations, as in life, what people do is a far better guide to their future actions than what they say. And while Iran’s rhetoric can sound genocidal, not only tow...

Obama Empowers Iran - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that the American public rejects the president’s Iran deal by more than 2 to 1. This is astonishing. The public generally gives the president...

Iran Isn't Nazi Germany - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

Mike Huckabee’s sin was being too vivid. Last week, after the Republican presidential hopeful said that by signing the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama “would ...

Iran's Five Most Lethal Weapons of Influence - Robert Farley, TNI

The recent agreement between Iran and the P5+1 has, presumably, tabled the question of Iranian nuclear weapons for the next ten years, and perhaps longer....

How the Deal Affects Iran's Energy Exports - Anthony Cordesman, CSIS

Much of the examination of the Iran nuclear agreement has focused on the funds that would be released once Iran complied with the terms of the agreement. Some estimates of such fun...

Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won't Happen - Robert Kelly, Diplomat

In July, world powers and Iran finally struck a deal over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. This set off speculation that perhaps the Iran deal might be a template for ...

West Germany's Role in the Iran Hostage Crisis - K. Wiegrefe, Der Spiegel

The day after the last day of his presidency, Jimmy Carter flew to Frankfurt to greet 52 American diplomats who had been held as hostages for about a year by radical students in Un...

The West's Failure of Imagination - Christopher Walker, Wall Street Journal

The democratic world won the Cold War but has underestimated the tenacity of the new threats to freedom....

A Tourist in the Land of Ayatollahs - Amy Guttman, BBC News

From ayatollahs railing against the Great Satan (aka the United States) to whip-wielding policemen on motorbikes, Iran hasn't presented the most inviting face to the outside world ...

Will Iran Buy French Warplanes? - Abbas Qaidaari, Al-Monitor

With restrictions set to come off in the medium term, Iran has an even greater incentive to modernize its antiquated air force....

One Congressman's Iran - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Now the Saudis are American allies. Iran is, and will for the foreseeable future remain, a hostile power. But what have our “allies” done for us of late? Promoted, thro...

Iran Deal: Why the Details Matter None - Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch

Don't sweat the details of the July nuclear accord between the United States and Iran. What matters is that the calculus of power in the Middle East just changed in significant way...

Knowing Little History, Obama Makes Bad History - George Will, WaPo

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alam...

Iran Deal Naysayers Are Just Plain Wrong - Nicholas Kristof, NY Times

We have a glimpse of what might happen. In 2003, Iran seemingly offered a comprehensive “grand bargain” to resolve relations with the United States, but George W. Bush&...

For the Mideast, It's Still 1979 - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Nukes are hardly the only threats for this region. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia desperately need to make 2015 the end of the 1979 era. It would be fanciful to predict that they will ...

The Curious Timing of Pollard's Release - Michael Weiss, Daily Beast

“It is difficult for me, even in the so-called ‘year of the spy,’ to conceive of a greater harm to the national security than that caused by the defendant in view...

The Iran Deal and the Rut of History - Leon Wieseltier, The Atlantic

“The president said many times he’s willing to step out of the rut of history.” In this way Ben Rhodes of the White House, who over the years has broken new ground in the gra...

The Iran Deal: Peace Prizes For War - Eric Schlecht, The Federalist

“Are you so blind that you cannot see? Are you so deaf that you cannot hear?” “Nelson Mandela,” by The Special A.K.A. According to a recent report by Reuters, President Oba...

The Middle East Recalibrates - Stratfor

Stratfor's long-term forecast is that if one's default unit of measurement for time is in decades, then Turkey will become the pre-eminent power in the Middle East....

The Iran Deal's Impact on North Korea - Tong Kim, Korea Times

In the wake of the Iranian nuclear deal ― a long-term, multi-faceted plan to prevent Iran from making a nuclear weapon ― attention is drawn to the North Korean nuclear issue. W...

Ahmadinejad Adviser Arrested

A simmering rivalry between Iran’s president and powerful adversaries within the conservative hierarchy spilled into the open on Monday when security forces briefly arrested ...

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