The Warsaw Conference and the Isolated Superpower

Mike Pence with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Warsaw conference (State Department via Flickr)

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration tried to make this week’s Middle East conference in Warsaw what the administration had intended it to be all along: an Iran-bashing exercise that would get Europeans to join in more of the… Continue Reading  

Poll: Majority of Iranians Still Support JCPOA

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by Derek Davison In spite of the Trump administration’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) and reimpose sanctions in an effort to exert “maximum pressure” on the Iranian government, new polling finds… Continue Reading  

Europe Is Determined to Save the Iran Deal

François Nicoullaud

by Kourosh Ziabari It has been more than 300 years since Iran and France launched official diplomatic ties. The initial contact between the two nations dates back to the late 16th and early 17th centuries, when the kingdom of Persia… Continue Reading  

Avoiding War With Iran

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian In his State of Union, President Trump focused his comments about the Middle East on Iran, the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), and the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. Despite his negative rhetoric… Continue Reading  

Pompeo, Bolton, and Iran’s “Fake Opposition”

Masih Alinejad meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

by Muhammad Sahimi As Iranian people struggle for democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as preserving the national security and territorial integrity of their country, two main groups have emerged among the opposition… Continue Reading