David Albright’s Hidden Talents

by Derek Davison  Nuclear proliferation expert and Iran nuclear agreement skeptic David Albright revealed a heretofore unknown talent on Tuesday: a mastery of the Persian language that apparently supersedes that of even native speakers of the language. Earlier in the… Continue Reading  

Could War With Iran Be on Washington’s Agenda?

by William Hartung In the splurge of “news,” media-bashing, and Bannonism that’s been Donald Trump’s domestic version of a shock-and-awe campaign, it’s easy to forget just how much of what the new president and his administration have done so far… Continue Reading  

Rouhani’s Incomplete Victory in Iran’s Parliamentary Elections

by Ali Vaez Iran’s new parliament has many new faces, and, for the first time, more women members than clergymen. But with no clear victor after the 28 April completion of Iran’s parliamentary elections, Senior Iran Analyst Ali Vaez argues… Continue Reading  

Obama Prepares for Showdown with Congress Over Iran Deal

by Jasmin Ramsey Two days after the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme had passed, negotiators looked like they would be going home empty handed. But a surprisingly detailed framework was announced Apr. 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland,… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks Miss Final Deal Deadline, Extended

by Jasmin Ramsey Washington—Six days of negotiations in Vienna failed to produce a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program by the Nov. 24 deadline, but the talks have been extended until July 1, 2015.