Pompeo’s Plan B on Iran: An Exercise in Futility

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by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi The scene at the Heritage Foundation today could have come from the film The Ugly American. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo devoted his first major foreign-policy speech—since assuming the office from his more affable, and certainly… Continue Reading  

Fire and Folly: What Trump’s Violation of the Nuclear Deal Means for Iran

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by Shervin Malekzadeh Instagram took an unexpected turn earlier this month when the office of the Iranian Supreme Leader released a picture of Ali Khamenei flipping through Fire and Fury while on a visit to the Tehran International Book Fair,… 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  

President Trump and Iran Have Set Europe a Stiff Challenge

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by Peter Jenkins President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had been predictable for nearly four months. On 12 January he… Continue Reading  

After the Iran Deal Pullout: Whose Plan B?

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by Dan Sisken Much has been written about what comes next after the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). So far, this is guesswork. As many have observed, the… Continue Reading