The Vital but Delicate Task of Reviving the JCPOA

2020 Dec 15

Where maximum pressure was meant to further limit Irans nuclear work, instead it led to its expansion.


Iran cannot fight covid-19 with conspiracy theories

2020 Apr 01

As covid-19 began spreading across Iran in February, the regime held a rigged election. Weeks later, when nearly 10% of Iranian mps were infected and it was clear the country had a problem, the ruling clerics refused to close crowded holy spots.


Iran’s New Budget Is Tight, But Not Tight Enough

2019 Dec 17

Rouhani has taken a remarkably austere fiscal approach ahead of the looming parliamentary election, but the countrys economic situation is still not sustainable over the long run.


Can Iran Outlast Trump?

2019 Dec 11

Rather than attempting to beat Iran into submission with escalating economic sanctions, the international community should be attempting to guide it toward greater openness...


Is Iran Negotiating Its Way to Negotiations?

2019 Sep 05

While Tehrans internal debate about engagement with Washington intensifies, its words and actions already seem to be shaping even unintentionally the terms of any future talks.


There’s a Deal to Be Had Between the U.S. and Iran

2019 Jul 17

If Tehran agrees to extend the JCPOAs sunset provisions and curtail its activity in Syria and Lebanon, Washington may be willing to lift the nuclear sanctions and create a special-purpose vehicle.


US Launches Cyberattacks on Iran

2019 Jun 26

It appears that the United States launched cyberattacks on Iran in response to that nations shooting down of an American drone aircraft.


Deterrence in Cyberspace

2019 Jun 12

Understanding deterrence in cyberspace is often difficult, because our minds remain captured by an image of deterrence shaped by the Cold War


Iran pushes Iraq to maintain trade without US dollar

2019 Jan 06

Iran is exerting considerable pressure on the Iraqi government to compel it not to abide by the US sanctions that have been imposed on Tehran in order for it to change


Can Turkey Rewrite the Crisis-Management Rules?

2018 Aug 18

Turkey is trying to rewrite the chapter on crisis management in the emerging-market playbook...


The End of the Iran Deal Spells the End of Iranian Moderates

2018 Jul 10

The end of the Iran Deal will strengthen the hand of Tehrans hardliners


Will Trump’s Iran Strategy Work?

2018 Jun 11

While cost imposition works by making the other side pay for its policies, it ultimately targets the domestic economy and the popular support of the opposing regime.


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