Inconsistent Impatience on Cuba

by Paul R. Pillar A Washington Post editorial proclaims in its headline, “Failure in Cuba,” with a bank head that declares, “Mr. Obama’s opening is not leading to positive change.” One should not expect anyone, including editorial boards, who have… Continue Reading  

Phased End of Iranian Arms Embargo Is US Victory

by Henry Johnson The benefits that Iran will accrue by complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have set off alarm bells in Washington. Opponents have misrepresented the deal’s lifting of an international arms embargo as a major… Continue Reading  

Yet-To-Be-Fully-Released Poll Suggests Solid Support for Iran Deal

by Jim Lobe The Chicago Council for Global Affairs (CCGA) has just released the highlights of a public opinion survey taken in late May and early June concerning public opinion on Iran’s nuclear program. The numbers should encourage the Obama administration… Continue Reading  

After 53 Years, Obama To Normalize Ties with Cuba

by Jim Lobe In perhaps his boldest foreign policy move during his presidency, Barack Obama Wednesday announced that he intends to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba. While the president noted that he lacked the authority to lift the 54-year-old… Continue Reading  

Looking back at a year of Iran Sanctions

By Erich Ferrari via Sanctions Law This was a big year for sanctions. Although 2012 isn’t over yet and there is some pending legislation threatening to impose more sanctions against Iran and a forthcoming set of regulations from OFAC on some of the… Continue Reading