The Art of Saving a Deal

by Sina Azodi Supporters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA are worried that President Trump is determined to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran. Coming up on May 12 is the next deadline by which the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Protests: All About the Economy?

by Gareth Smyth In 2007, when the Iranian government introduced gasoline rationing, increasing the price to 11 cents a liter, some angry motorists torched gasoline stations. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that it showed “economic sanctions are working increasingly… Continue Reading  

Iran After Protests: Change Does Come

by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini  In Iran today, over 20 people have been killed in the streets and two young men are dead from unknown causes after being detained in prison. An estimated 3,700 others have been arrested across the country,… Continue Reading  

A Surprising Advocate of Engagement with Iran

by Jim Lobe While Majority Leader McConnell tries to delay the inevitable and AIPAC’s current favorite cat’s paw, Ben Cardin, tries to persuade half a dozen wobbly Democrats to join his effort to “strengthen” (read “sabotage”) the Joint Comprehensive Program… Continue Reading