Expert Letter on Deescalating with Iran

Editor’s note: The National Iranian-American Council has released a letter, signed by 30 foreign policy practitioners, calling on the U.S., Europe, and Iran to take steps to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf. July 30, 2019 As foreign-policy practitioners with… Continue Reading  

Four Underappreciated Dangers from Trump’s Iran Deal Decision

by Ryan Costello Trump’s Iran speech sets the Iran nuclear deal, which is working and supported by his own national security team, firmly in the crosshairs. If Congress does not pass deal-killing legislation, Trump has vowed to terminate the accord… Continue Reading  

Did Trump Just Violate the Iran Deal?

by Mitchell Plitnick One of the most troubling aspects of Donald Trump’s administration, among so many troubling aspects, is that the president, his staff, and his advisors so often seem to break rules that they are unaware even exist. Whether… Continue Reading  

Trump: Encourage Saudi-Iranian Dialogue to Stop War in Middle East

by Henry Johnson As Donald Trump prepares to take office as U.S. president, he’ll inherit a set of conflicts in the Middle East more intractable and destructive than at any other point in recent history. The very territorial integrity of… Continue Reading  

Building on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

by Paul R. Pillar Among the foreign policy issues on which Donald Trump took a simple anti-Obama, or anti-Clinton, stance during the campaign but about which he had not seemed to have devoted much thought, one of the most prominent… Continue Reading