by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been justly criticized for his creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights, with the mission of redefining human rights. The move appears designed to base the redefinition on religious doctrine… Continue Reading
by Tyler Cullis As the Trump administration escalates conflict with Iran, there is a question as to whether either of the parties—the United States or Iran—will take an off-ramp and avoid a new calamitous war in the Middle East.
by Jalil Bayat Iran began the second stage of rolling back its nuclear commitments on 7 July, by increasing its uranium enrichment levels from the 3.67 percent limit stipulated by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This was… Continue Reading
by Mahsa Rouhi As it warned, Iran on July 8 raised its uranium enrichment level above the 3.67 percent purity limit set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This is the second step in Iran’s plan to slowly… Continue Reading
by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi In a deliberate move that has potentially significant implications for the future of Iran-UK relations, the British government has seized an oil supertanker carrying Iranian oil off the cost of Gibraltar. The British has used the… Continue Reading