Why the Hawks Are Winning the Iran Debate


by Eli Clifton Last week, my colleague Ali Gharib and I published an article in The Nation in which we explored the influence of hawkish groups in shaping congressional legislation on Iran sanctions. One of the explanations we offered was the overwhelmingly… Continue Reading  

Meet the Billionaire Funders of the Anti-Diplomacy Lobby


by Eli Clifton My colleague Ali Gharib and I just published an article in The Nation in which we explore how hawkish, deep-pocketed organizations hold disproportionate influence in shaping the discussion about Iran-policy on Capitol Hill. These groups, in no small part due to… Continue Reading  

Fuzzy Math From Iran Hawks


by Ali Gharib Being a Washington analyst means never having to say you’re sorry. And so it has been throughout the diplomatic process with Iran, where naysayers who stridently opposed talks have found themselves dealing with the reality of negotiations… Continue Reading  

5 Things to Know About the Extended Nuclear Talks with Iran


by Paul Pillar The recently extended nuclear negotiations with Iran have had to compete for front-page attention with acute crises elsewhere. The agreement to extend both the negotiations and the interim commitments associated with them for another four months has… Continue Reading  

Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill


by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe a comprehensive deal with… Continue Reading