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  

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  

The Israel Project Boosts An Iranian “Terrorist Organization”

by Ali Gharib Perhaps some right-wing Israel lobby groups can be forgiven for taking up the cause of the exiled Iranian opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The more ignorant among them might see a group headed by a woman,… Continue Reading  

Hill Update on Iran Policy

by Lara Friedman It is now clear (and it was indeed predictable/predicted) that 2016 will see a continued and even redoubled campaign of pressure on Iran from Congress. For some members of Congress, this campaign will genuinely be about legitimate… Continue Reading  

Laying Zero Enrichment to Rest

by Ali Gharib With the self-imposed deadline for Iran nuclear talks looming, obstacles to reaching a deal are emerging mostly from the Iranian side. The majles, or parliament, passed a bill seeking to restrain inspections on Iranian soil. More importantly,… Continue Reading