The Corruption of the Terrorist Group List

by Paul R. Pillar The ineffectiveness and many of the costs of the Trump administration’s latest move in its anti-Iran campaign—its designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)—are readily apparent and have been… Continue Reading  

The IAEA Doesn’t Have Inspection Superpowers in Iran

by Mark Fitzpatrick Calling for “superagency” – an international team of sleuths who can swoop on any suspect country at a moment’s notice when provided with hints of nuclear wrongdoing. Forget about rules, credibility or due process. Superagency has to… Continue Reading  

Team Trump’s Iran War Rationales Are Nonsense

by Ben Armbruster Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the Trump administration’s campaign for regime change and possible war with Iran during a Senate hearing on Wednesday by continuing to promote a dubious link between Iran and al-Qaeda. In turn,… Continue Reading  

Demonizing and Dehumanizing Iran

by Shireen Hunter Commenting on the devastating and widespread floods that have engulfed 26 of Iran’s 31 provinces, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo essentially blamed this huge natural disaster on the Iranian government’s mismanagement. He has a valid point. By… Continue Reading  

IRGC Designation: More from the War-with-Iran Playbook

by Daniel R. DePetris and Richard Sokolsky The decision by the Trump administration to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization marks another dangerous step in the relentless campaign Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and… Continue Reading