Of Course “the Ayatollah Thinks He Won”

by Ali Gharib In the Wall Street Journal last weekend, the paper’s chief foreign affairs reporter, Jay Solomon, unloaded a 2,500-word essay looking back at the Iran nuclear deal a little more than year after the accord was signed. Solomon,… Continue Reading  

Waiting for the Iranian Godot

by Derek Davison The US stance on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, according to recent media reports, is softening. In other words, Washington might agree to a technical workaround on the issue of dismantling centrifuges or accept a higher number of active centrifuges than it had… Continue Reading  

Was Rafsanjani’s Disqualification about Iran’s Nuclear Program?

by Jasmin Ramsey Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former top Middle East aide, writes that the exclusion of Hashemi Rafsanjani from Iran’s June 14 election signals that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is uninterested in a nuclear deal: I say that not because… Continue Reading  

Is President Obama listening to Iranian-Americans, too?

It’s the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) and on this day I’m missing my family, as well as thinking of the millions of Iranians who are dealing with the allegedly unintended consequences of the US-led sanctions regime on Iran. Iranian expatriates… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Near East Trip: Time to be Bold

by Robert E. Hunter The stakes in President Barak Obama’s impending visit to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan have risen steadily in recent days. It is taking take place, after all, almost immediately following Secretary of State John Kerry’s… Continue Reading