Three Years On, The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Still Israel’s Best Bet

by Shemuel Meir Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed to praise President Donald Trump on his “important and brave” decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran, just as he had done after every Trump initiative sought to end the Iran nuclear agreement. For both… Continue Reading  

Fact Check: Withdrawing from the JCPOA is Still a Bad Idea

by Diplomacy Works Editor’s Note: The below fact check is excerpted from the April 20, 2018 Diplomacy Works Digest. Mr. Carafano is hardly the first to make these arguments–in fact these are the same tired lines that Iran hawks have been… Continue Reading  

To Save the Iran Deal, the EU Should Adjust its Strategy

by Eldar Mamedov With the May 12 deadline set by U.S. President Donald Trump to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) approaching, European Union foreign ministers failed to agree on new sanctions against Iran… Continue Reading  

Eight Big Questions on War and Peace for Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took place on Thursday. The International Crisis Group’s Stephen Pomper suggested eight questions that committee members should have asked of Pompeo. Several of these questions were… Continue Reading  

Drugs versus Nukes

by Paul R. Pillar Those wishing to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program, have never given up. The agreement’s ever-lengthening successful record, now more than two years old, of keeping closed… Continue Reading