Should the Next President Kill an Iran Deal?

by Ali Gharib So far, the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls fall, with the possible exception of Rand Paul, into one camp on Iran policy. They’re all against the developing nuclear deal. Some, like Scott Walker, have even already vowed to… Continue Reading  

Camp David, Dayton, Lausanne

by Thomas W. Lippman In the past four decades, the greatest achievements of American diplomacy were probably the Camp David Accords and the Dayton Agreement. Camp David led to the end of the perpetual state of war between Israel and… Continue Reading  

An Anniversary Not to be Celebrated

by Henry Precht Thirty-five years ago this week, my wife and I were driving on a highway in Pennsylvania, coming from Parents’ Weekend at Colgate. I was in charge of Iranian affairs at the State Department and was passing the… Continue Reading  

Negotiating Gaza: Lessons from 1977

by Thomas W. Lippman To understand why Israel and Hamas keep fighting, and why Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to forge a permanent peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, it helps to do some homework. Read Volume… Continue Reading  

Six Lessons from Iran’s Revolution

by Henry Precht Thirty-five years since the Iranian revolution should be adequate time for aspiring Iran hands to turn a deaf ear to the “Death to America” chants from Tehran and the more polite “They can’t be trusted “ pundit… Continue Reading