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Iran

Trump’s Carrot-and-Stick Middle East Policy

President Donald Trump’s recent firing of his national security advisor John Bolton (or acceptance of Bolton’s resignation) has raised speculation that the Trump administration is changing course on foreign…


Beware of the sanctions busters

The new U.S. sanctions against Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mark the Trump administration’s latest crackdown on the Islamic Republic’s destabilizing behavior. Yet while levying sanctions…





Putin Eyes Mideast Role for Russia

Having left the Iran nuclear deal in early May, the Trump administration’s Iranian policy is taking shape. On May 22, in comments at the Heritage…


Solving the Iranian dilemma

As it mulls the future of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the U.S. finds itself at odds with Europe on…