Rights Activists Praise Corker’s Hold on Arms Sales to Gulf States

by Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio and Jim Lobe Activists who have been calling for a halt to US arms sales to Arab states in the Persian Gulf are praising Sen. Bob Corker’s hold on future weapons transfers to the… Continue Reading  

New Iran Sanctions Bills Could Kill the Nuclear Deal, Pave the Way to War

by Tyler Cullis Congress is in an apparent race with the Trump administration to see who can pose the greater threat to the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)–the nuclear accord between the United States, other major… Continue Reading  

“Putting Iran on Notice”—Stop Acting Like A Sovereign Country?

by Greg Thielmann Iran’s January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on February 1: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.”… Continue Reading  

Congress and North Korea: Diplomacy Not on the Table

by Tim Shorrock The first Senate hearing on North Korea since President Trump came to office reveals a Congress bereft of any ideas except regime change. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee appears to be torn between sanctions that haven’t worked… Continue Reading  

Rex Tillerson and the Russia File

by Hannah Gais Donald Trump may have finally abandoned his enthusiastic denialism surrounding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But if the events of the past week are any indication, the president-elect and his cabinet have quite the uphill battle… Continue Reading