The Danger of Derailing the Iranian Nuclear Deal

by Paul Pillar Inflection points in the history of U.S. foreign relations sometimes are marked by new departures and new roads taken. But they might instead entail blown opportunities to take new and better roads, with significant damage resulting from… Continue Reading  

Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill

by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe a comprehensive deal with… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Rouhani, Zarif Not Desperate for Nuclear Deal

by Adnan Tabatabai The negotiations in Vienna between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program are in the home stretch even if the July 20 deadline to reach a final deal set by last year’s interim accord will not be… Continue Reading  

Strong US Majority Prefers Iran Deal says “Citizen Cabinet” Survey

by Jim Lobe Sixty-one percent of the American public prefers a deal permitting Iran to continue limited uranium enrichment and imposing intrusive inspections on its nuclear facilities in exchange for some sanctions relief, according to a unique new survey released here Tuesday. In contrast… Continue Reading  

Report: Iran Sanctions Cost US Economy Billions

by Derek Davison American sanctions on Iran: what have they accomplished? There seems to be little dispute that the sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, the oil revenues of which have been drastically cut, not to mention Iran’s double-digit inflation,… Continue Reading