Post-Election Foreign Policy Trouble

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by Paul R. Pillar On the day after the U.S. midterm elections, European politicians and analysts are bracing for disruption from Donald Trump that will be even greater than what he has perpetrated so far. Their concerns are well-founded, for… Continue Reading  

Did Trump Galvanize Europe over the Iran Deal?

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by Mitchell Plitnick When Donald Trump decided to violate the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) all eyes fell on Europe. Would the European Union be able to salvage the deal and create the political space… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal’s on Life Support: Time to Pull the Plug

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj  The saga of the Iran nuclear deal has taken another bizarre turn. Eli Lake, a longtime skeptic of the deal, yesterday published a much-discussed Bloomberg View piece in which he surprisingly argues that “to withdraw from the… Continue Reading  

Trump Begins Circumventing the Iran Nuclear Deal

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by Derek Davison According to Reuters, the U.S. government is planning to impose new sanctions on “multiple Iranian entities” in the coming days, possibly as soon as Friday. If, or when, this comes to pass it will be the first… Continue Reading  

Can International Cooperation Revitalize Wetlands on Afghanistan-Iran Border?

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by Fatemeh Aman Efforts to revive the Hamoun wetlands on the Iran-Afghanistan border are intensifying. A recent panel at the Atlantic Council described international involvement as vital both to help resolve this environmental challenge and to raise awareness about the devastating impact… Continue Reading