A Grim Assessment of U.S.-Iran Tensions

by Mitchell Plitnick Speaking to an adoring audience at the annual summit of the far-right Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the audience that the Trump administration was determined to continue ratcheting up pressure on… Continue Reading  

Iran and America: Why All the Enmity?

by John Limbert At some time in the future, when officials in Washington and Tehran finally stop yelling at each other and start talking, they will ask themselves: “Why did we waste so much time hating each other?” They are… Continue Reading  

Fire and Folly: What Trump’s Violation of the Nuclear Deal Means for Iran

by Shervin Malekzadeh Instagram took an unexpected turn earlier this month when the office of the Iranian Supreme Leader released a picture of Ali Khamenei flipping through Fire and Fury while on a visit to the Tehran International Book Fair,… Continue Reading  

Trump Waives Iran Nuclear Sanctions for “Last Time”

by Derek Davison The White House announced on Friday afternoon that Donald Trump will extend waivers on sanctions against Iran for another 120 days, under the terms of the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). However,… Continue Reading  

Let the Record Show: Negotiations with North Korea Work

by Catherine Killough President Trump has consistently misrepresented the negotiation record between North Korea and the United States. In his speech before the South Korean National Assembly, he derived one conclusion from a complex history of hard-earned diplomatic achievements: “The… Continue Reading