Strangulation of Persia: Why Trump’s Iran Policy Will Backfire

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by Sina Azodi Over the past four decades, U.S.-Iranian relations have experienced frequent periods of hostility. The Trump administration, however, has escalated tensions, going as far as threatening Iran with war. The administration is under the false impression that by… Continue Reading  

Instead of Adding onto Iran Sanctions, Europe Should Prevent Disaster

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by Sina Azodi and Tytti Erasto President Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal confirmed the worst fears of European leaders, who had pleaded to the president not to scrap the laboriously… Continue Reading  

The Art of Saving a Deal

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by Sina Azodi Supporters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA are worried that President Trump is determined to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran. Coming up on May 12 is the next deadline by which the… Continue Reading  

Don’t Let Misplaced Concerns over Missiles Jeopardize Iran Deal

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 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: The Change that Matters Is Happening Already

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 by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Sina Azodi In Washington, the policy of Iranian regime change that blossomed during the Bush years and withered under Obama has flowered again in the Trump administration. But those advocating regime change and those arguing… Continue Reading