Trump Begins Circumventing the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Derek Davison According to Reuters, the U.S. government is planning to impose new sanctions on “multiple Iranian entities” in the coming days, possibly as soon as Friday. If, or when, this comes to pass it will be the first… Continue Reading  

Dismantling the Iran Deal Would Be Dangerous and Unwise

by Kelsey Davenport When President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, he will inherit an array of foreign policy challenges. But unlike his predecessor, the list will not include the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran—unless Trump pursues a reckless plan… Continue Reading  

Anniversary of Iran Nuclear Deal: Neocons Still Anti-Diplomacy

by Ali Gharib There is going to be a storm of hot takes to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal. And the first drops are already falling. The take that caught my eye at this early stage… Continue Reading  

The Nonproliferation Impact of Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation Day

by Kelsey Davenport On January 16, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that Tehran completed its nuclear-related commitments under the July 2015 nuclear agreement and sanctions were lifted accordingly. Zaif and Mogherini said… Continue Reading  

How Should Washington Respond to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Tests?

by Kelsey Davenport, Greg Thielmann, and Daryl G. Kimball Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while extremely unhelpful, should not come as a surprise. And although the missile tests violate UN Security Council Resolution 1929, they are not a violation of the… Continue Reading