On Lebanese-Israeli Border, US and Iran Are Negotiating

by Joe Macaron On May 13, while The New York Times reported that the White House was reviewing military plans to attack Iran, a plane carrying the State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield quietly landed… Continue Reading  

Trump Uses Uncertainty Against Iran

by Dina Esfandiary Last week, President Trump announced that he would renew sanctions waivers for Iran. But he also imposed non-nuclear sanctions and renewed his call to Congress to “fix” the deal or else. By doing so, Trump fosters uncertainty.… Continue Reading  

Rouhani at the UN

by Daniel Amir Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. After some doubts were initially raised regarding his attendance, Rouhani finally boarded a flight. As he approached the aircraft with soldiers and… Continue Reading  

Is France Ready to Stand Up to Trump on Iran?

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj  On July 26th, the French foreign ministry issued a declaration about the package of new sanctions targeting Russia and Iran making its way through Congress to President Trump’s desk in the Oval Office. In the estimation of… Continue Reading  

Country Managers Make Post-Sanctions Iran Work

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj On July 3, Patrick Pouyanné, the imposing, former rugby-playing CEO of Total, arrived in Tehran to sign a landmark $5 billion contract to develop Phase 11 of Iran’s South Pars gas field in cooperation with the China… Continue Reading