As Trump Slams Pyongyang, Seoul Begins Shift

ULUAsH0COp6DGhYlIQ1HeI5LDwAJukOF

by Tim Shorrock After returning from his Asia trip this week, President Trump went on national television to laud the accomplishments he apparently thought the US media had missed on his highly publicized swing through Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and… Continue Reading  

Don’t Let Misplaced Concerns over Missiles Jeopardize Iran Deal

iran-missiles

 by Tytti Erästö and Sina Azodi  One of the main grievances of President Trump and other critics of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) has been its silence on ballistic missiles. In connection with his recent… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions Policy Increasingly Throttles Free Trade in Ideas

howard-berman[1]

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In 1988, as legislators were creating the legal basis for the modern use of economic sanctions as a tool of American foreign policy, an important amendment was added to two laws, the Trading With the Enemy Act… Continue Reading  

Four Underappreciated Dangers from Trump’s Iran Deal Decision

491590368_1280x720

by Ryan Costello Trump’s Iran speech sets the Iran nuclear deal, which is working and supported by his own national security team, firmly in the crosshairs. If Congress does not pass deal-killing legislation, Trump has vowed to terminate the accord… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Economy Recovers in Time for New Sanctions

Irans-unemployment-situation-is-at-crisis-point-750

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani As Washington gets ready for President Trump to throw the first stone in the killing of the Iran nuclear deal next week, Iranians are trying to preserve their hard-won gains from the agreement. After three years of… Continue Reading