Can Trump Make a Deal with Iran?

by Tyler Cullis As the Trump administration escalates conflict with Iran, there is a question as to whether either of the parties—the United States or Iran—will take an off-ramp and avoid a new calamitous war in the Middle East.

New U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Europe’s Response

by Tyler Cullis It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there. This week, the Trump administration announced a new set of sanctions against some of Iran’s major industrial companies and financial institutions. This included Bank Parsian and Sina Bank—two private… Continue Reading  

Creating The Conditions For War

by Tyler Cullis Hawks inside and outside the Trump administration have not been afraid to threaten the nuclear option when it comes to the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. From threats to sanction European central banks and SWIFT’s board of… Continue Reading  

Has Donald Trump Learned To Love The Iran Deal?

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

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