Before the White House translates its rhetoric into reality, it needs to carefully weigh the benefits of a more confrontational policy toward Iran against the potential costs.
Iranian support for the Houthis has been marginal and does not shape their decisionmaking as much as local alliances and conflict dynamics do.
As a new administration takes office, the prospect of conflict with Iran is more likely than ever.
While the Rouhani administration tries to find the right balance of financial reforms, the banking sector challenges continue to hamper sustainable economic growth.
Following a recent Iranian ballistic missile test, national security adviser Mike Flynn has put Iran “on notice.”
To build, rather than deplete political capital and power, Trump should enforce the Iran deal rather than dismantle it.
The Trump administration’s unclear and conflicting views on Iran could jeopardize the nuclear deal and threaten critical relations with European allies.
For every minute since the agreement went into force, Iran’s program has been under international surveillance, more extensively and more intensively than any nuclear program anywhere in the world has been before.
The death of Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the original pillars of the 1979 Revolution, could have broad effects on Iran’s reformist movement.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ascend to the supreme leadership of Iran and spent the next three decades trying, unsuccessfully, to wrestle power back from the man he enthroned.