Averting the Middle East’s 1914 Moment

by International Crisis Group Today’s standoff between the U.S. and Iran is reminiscent of tensions on the eve of World War I. A small incident could blow up into region-spanning conflict. Third-party mediation is urgently needed to begin de-escalation that… Continue Reading  

22 European Security Experts Call on US to Rejoin Iran Deal

A European Joint Call on the US to Reconsider its Approach to the JCPOA One year ago, on 8 May 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would cease compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the… Continue Reading  

Cardin Bill “Good Starting Point for Discussion:” Administration Official

by Jim Lobe A senior administration official told LobeLog Thursday night that the just-introduced Cardin bill, “The Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015,” offers a “good starting point for a discussion” with Congress, although the White House doesn’t agree with… Continue Reading  

Iraq, Iran, and the President on Mindsets

by Paul Pillar President Obama’s speech at American University was a thorough enough review of the issues that have come to surround the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program that any fair-minded listener who focuses on merits rather than politics… Continue Reading  

A Long Road Reaches Iran Deal, But No Guarantees Going Forward

by Jasmin Ramsey A historic deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme was announced today during the early morning hours in Vienna over a decade after talks between Tehran and world powers began.