Has Donald Trump Learned To Love The Iran Deal?

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by Tyler Cullis and Reza Marashi [Editor’s Note: The following analysis was published before the press appearance Wednesday later afternoon by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which he read a lengthy statement that consisted entirely of a list of U.S.… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Syria Strikes Don’t Bode Well for Iran Policy

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by Tyler Cullis and Reza Marashi Twenty-four hours after launching missiles at Syria, Donald Trump’s decision to increase America’s bombing campaign in the Middle East has received much fanfare and little public debate. Regardless of whether these strikes are a… Continue Reading  

New Iran Sanctions Bills Could Kill the Nuclear Deal, Pave the Way to War

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by Tyler Cullis Congress is in an apparent race with the Trump administration to see who can pose the greater threat to the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)–the nuclear accord between the United States, other major… Continue Reading  

Will FATF Acknowledge Iran’s Progress on Its Financial Sector?

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by Tyler Cullis Later this month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—an intergovernmental body that sets and promotes standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing—will issue a new public statement regarding jurisdictions with deficient anti-money-laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Deal at Risk

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by Tyler Cullis Concern has recently grown over the ultimate sustainability of the Iran nuclear accord. Having withstood the full-frontal attack of congressional hawks last summer, the Obama administration faces the challenge of securing the agreement’s viability beyond its own… Continue Reading