The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions

by Joseph Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose “malign… Continue Reading  

Team Trump’s Iran War Rationales Are Nonsense

by Ben Armbruster Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the Trump administration’s campaign for regime change and possible war with Iran during a Senate hearing on Wednesday by continuing to promote a dubious link between Iran and al-Qaeda. In turn,… Continue Reading  

IRGC Designation: More from the War-with-Iran Playbook

by Daniel R. DePetris and Richard Sokolsky The decision by the Trump administration to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization marks another dangerous step in the relentless campaign Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and… Continue Reading  

Resolving the North Korea Crisis Through the Iran Deal

by Seyed Hossein Mousavian The second U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam failed to reach a nuclear deal despite hopes of a face-saving outcome. Still possible is an escalation of the crisis, which would have a disastrous outcome. On March 29,… Continue Reading  

Maximum Pressure on Iran Still Isn’t Working

by Paul R. Pillar Almost a year after President Trump reneged on U.S. commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, there is not the slightest sign that this move is achieving… Continue Reading