What Now for America in the World?


by Robert E. Hunter The surprise election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States has raised far more questions than it has answered about the nation’s future. It has also, not unnaturally, discomfited (or at… Continue Reading  

Iran and the Trump Presidency


by Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi Donald J. Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States has elicited both predictable and unanticipated reactions from Iranian politicians ranging across the political spectrum. First, a prominent reformist politician and former vice-president, Hojjat al-Islam… 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  

Trump: The American Ahmadinejad?


by Shervin Malekzadeh [Given the outcome of the US presidential election, LobeLog is republishing this commentary from February] Western coverage of Iran has long relied on the convention of describing important public personalities as the Persian version of their American… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal Is Key Test of Trump’s Commitment to NATO Allies


by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton last night threatens to mainstream the Islamophobia, misogyny, racism, and anti-Semitism that swirled around his candidacy and supporters. On the foreign policy front his comments were no less… Continue Reading