Zero-sum efforts to “roll back” Iranian influence in Iraq are likely to backfire, but a better approach exists for Washington.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
A Carnegie and Center for a New American Security report suggests new ways of constraining Iran’s regional influence.
A U.S. strategy to address Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the challenges it poses regionally.
Why Donald Trump’s new Iran policy is uniting Tehran while dividing the world.
The Iran nuclear deal is merely the cornerstone of a broader, longer-term strategy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to diminish and counter Iran’s threatening behavior—from its growing ballistic missile arsenal, to its dangerous use of regional proxies, to its human rights abuses at home.
How the United States can confront challenges by vigorously enforcing the JCPOA despite the non-certification decision, while also taking additional steps to limit Iran’s nuclear and regional activities, and engage Iran economically and diplomatically.
Despite some arguments to the contrary, limits on Iran’s enrichment capabilities are consistent with the 2002 U.S. law regulating medical isotope production.
Escalating tensions surrounding the Kurdish independence referendum are encouraging Iran to accelerate efforts to diversify trade to Iraq.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to undo the Iran Nuclear Deal hands leverage over to Iran, and reduces international confidence in the United States.