Boeing, Iran, and American Jobs


by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj New reports suggest that Boeing could deliver a new jetliner to IranAir within the month. According to Reuters, Boeing is reallocating a 777 originally designated for Turkish Airlines. This would be the first aircraft of eighty for which Boeing… Continue Reading  

Is Tillerson a Timely Choice?


By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The announcement of Rex Tillerson as Trump’s pick for secretary of state has led many to ask whether an oil executive is capable of advancing America’s foreign policy interests. Although the Trump transition team didn’t likely foresee… Continue Reading  

Why the Iran Deal Will Survive the Trump Presidency


by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Trump’s triumph is sending shockwaves through the foreign policy community, particularly among supporters of the Iran nuclear deal. Reuters has already reported that Trump’s election puts the Iran Deal “on shaky ground.” Richard Nephew, a former State… Continue Reading  

The Brexit Risk to the Iran Deal


by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union in a historic “Brexit” vote. The myriad ramifications of the vote will only be fully understood in the coming years, but it is clear that Brexit is… Continue Reading  

Where Iran Sanctions Relief Falls Short


by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Over the last few weeks, the debate about supposed U.S. obstruction of sanctions relief has reached a fever pitch. Secretary of State Kerry has brushed off criticism from Europe and Iran, making it clear that the US… Continue Reading