Trump Begins Circumventing the Iran Nuclear Deal

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  

Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation Day

by Daryl Kimball This piece originally was published on “The Iran Primer” of the U.S. Institute of Peace and is reposted with its permission. What is Implementation Day? And what does it mean? The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concluded… Continue Reading  

How Should Washington Respond to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Tests?

by Kelsey Davenport, Greg Thielmann, and Daryl G. Kimball Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while extremely unhelpful, should not come as a surprise. And although the missile tests violate UN Security Council Resolution 1929, they are not a violation of the… Continue Reading  

Poison Pills Aplenty in Cardin Bill

by Jim Lobe Despite his protestations to the contrary, the bill that Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) plans to introduce to “strengthen” the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) agreement between the P5+1 and Iran appears filled with “poison pills” designed to… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal: Where Are the Fault Lines?

by Derek Davison It’s tempting to see the successful negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 nations as the conclusion of nearly two years of negotiations. But the reality is that last week’s… Continue Reading