Creating The Conditions For War

by Tyler Cullis Hawks inside and outside the Trump administration have not been afraid to threaten the nuclear option when it comes to the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. From threats to sanction European central banks and SWIFT’s board of… Continue Reading  

Did Trump Just Violate the Iran Deal?

by Mitchell Plitnick One of the most troubling aspects of Donald Trump’s administration, among so many troubling aspects, is that the president, his staff, and his advisors so often seem to break rules that they are unaware even exist. Whether… Continue Reading  

Has Donald Trump Learned To Love The Iran Deal?

by Tyler Cullis and Reza Marashi [Editor’s Note: The following analysis was published before the press appearance Wednesday later afternoon by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which he read a lengthy statement that consisted entirely of a list of U.S.… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Syria Strikes Don’t Bode Well for Iran Policy

by Tyler Cullis and Reza Marashi Twenty-four hours after launching missiles at Syria, Donald Trump’s decision to increase America’s bombing campaign in the Middle East has received much fanfare and little public debate. Regardless of whether these strikes are a… Continue Reading  

New Iran Sanctions Bills Could Kill the Nuclear Deal, Pave the Way to War

by Tyler Cullis Congress is in an apparent race with the Trump administration to see who can pose the greater threat to the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)–the nuclear accord between the United States, other major… Continue Reading