Iran has good reasons to hang tough in nuke talks

Why won’t Iran cut a deal? Its regime has taken an uncompromising line in renewed talks over its nuclear program. Although that has left the United States and its allies bewildered and frustrated, the regime has solid reasons for doing so. After all, it is currently managing […]

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Will Russia’s Ukraine War Prompt An American Awakening On Iran?

President Joe Biden has revamped U.S. goals in Ukraine from de-escalation and negotiations to a Ukrainian victory and the “degrading” of Russia’s military, reflecting a long-overdue reappraisal of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his war aims. It is not the first time of late that Washington has […]

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West’s response to Russia could augur a more nuclear world

North Korea tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile late last month, ending its five-year moratorium on long-range testing. Earlier this month, meanwhile, a majority of members in Iran’s parliament wrote to hardline conservative President Ibrahim Raisi, urging the regime to secure “stronger guarantees” from the United […]

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If we de-list the IRGC, what will the dictators think?

Foreign policy does not allow for compartmentalization when you’re the world’s leading power. What America does in response to any significant global challenge has important implications for other dilemmas and crises. With authoritarianism rising and freedom shrinking around the world for nearly two decades now, the United […]

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Israel’s tortured choice on Russia

To a devoted Zionist, Israel’s response to Russia’s slaughter in Ukraine is an agonizing sight. That’s because the siege of Ukraine presents a particularly challenging clash between Israel’s strategic and moral interests. On the one hand, Israel is heavily dependent on Russia as it confronts the radical […]

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