The Struggle Against a WMD Black Market

August 12, 2020

As of August 12, over 746,000 have died as a result of COVID-19 worldwide, with infections topping 20 million. Some experts are talking about the beginning of de-globalization, and economists are predicting a recession worse than the Great Depression. Both American defense and intelligence...

Iran’s Regime Survives on a Well-Maintained Myth

October 24, 2019

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a fundamentally ideological regime with the teleological goal of establishing an Islamist world empire. The mythology of this regime’s ideology naturally requires the existence of the forces of “good” and “evil” along a rigidly drawn line. The regime...

Trump Might Find Himself Accidentally at War

September 25, 2019

After Iran shot down a $220-million US unmanned aerial vehicle over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20, President Donald Trump said the United States was “cocked and loaded” to retaliate. He apparently rescinded his decision only 10 minutes before the attack was to be carried out, after his...

Iran’s Spy Scandal Exposes the Regime’s Insecurity

July 25, 2019

On Monday, July 22, Iranian media reported the arrest of 17 alleged CIA assets, captured around facilities associated with the country’s nuclear program. Some of these individuals, although unnamed, have already been sentenced to death. It is not clear whether this group is connected to an...

Has Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal?

March 20, 2019

In an interview, the head of Iran’s atomic agency seems to have suggested Tehran has used the JCPOA to develop its nuclear capabilities. On February 18, the head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency visited Israel to discuss Iran’s nuclear activity. Amid concerns that Tehran may be...

Emmanuel Macron, Iran Nuclear Deal and the Limits of Diplomacy

May 08, 2018

Emmanuel Macron has failed to change Donald Trump’s mind on the question of the Iran nuclear deal. The purpose of French President Emmanuel Macron's first state visit to the US last month was explicit: salvaging the Iran nuclear deal and convincing President Donald Trump not to reimpose...

The Unintended Consequences of Scrapping the Iran Nuclear Deal

September 26, 2017

If Europe is incapable of developing economic ties with the Islamic Republic, this could undermine Iran’s calculus to China’s benefit. Donald Trump’s targeting of the Iran nuclear deal could have a bigger impact than once thought. Not only could this spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle...

The Illusion of AIPAC’s Invincibility

February 19, 2014

The illusion that AIPAC is invincible has been shattered. The defeat of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's...

The Geopolitical Donut: Turkey and the Iran Deal

December 05, 2013

The Iran deal could be a window of opportunity for Turkey. Amid the hubbub of excited chatter surrounding the initial six-month deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 over Tehran's nuclear program, it is worth casting our minds back to an earlier age. Indeed, May 17, 2010, seems like another...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Rewriting the Middle East Map

November 27, 2013

The Iran deal could rewrite the political map of the Middle East. If all goes well, the preliminary agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia – plus Germany, would ensure the peaceful nature...

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