Where Iran Sanctions Relief Falls Short

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Over the last few weeks, the debate about supposed U.S. obstruction of sanctions relief has reached a fever pitch. Secretary of State Kerry has brushed off criticism from Europe and Iran, making it clear that the US… Continue Reading  

Was the Iran Deal Threatened by US Sanctions Provisions?

by Peter Jenkins What went wrong? Why were the United States and Iran unable to come to a comprehensive agreement in Vienna on Monday? According to an Iranian source close to the negotiations, the main obstacle was the inability of… Continue Reading  

UANI Targets Legal Humanitarian Trade With Iran

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib The anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) claims as its mission to stop the Iranian nuclear program. A big part of its effort revolves around what it calls “private sanctions campaigns”—attempts to get consumers… Continue Reading  

A Peril to the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Paul Pillar* There exists, right now, a problem with one side’s obligations not being fulfilled as provided for under the preliminary agreement, known as the Joint Plan of Action, that Iran reached with the United States and its negotiating partners… Continue Reading  

Does General License G Really Allow Academic Exchanges With Iran?

by Erich C. Ferrari With the Persian New Year upon us, it seems the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the main US federal agency tasked with the administration of economic sanctions, has gotten into the spirit. Today it… Continue Reading