It’s hard to exaggerate the strategic disaster of Barack Obama’s celebrated deal with the mullahs in the Islamic Republic of Iran. With “lone wolf” murders proliferating and no central command over them, the president has emboldened a vicious wing of radical Islamic terrorism.
The president early on lost his bearings in dealing with the fanatical […]Continue Reading →
Iranians expect urgent economic improvements after the end of sanctions, and the regime will have to manage these expectations or face disappointment. Any political opening will depend on two major elections next year
Thousands of Iranians celebrated in Tehran’s streets on 14 July after the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 Group (China, US, UK, France, […]Continue Reading →
The year 2015 came to an end with a number of important developments in the field of Iran’s foreign policy during this year. The highlights of those developments included conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and P5+1 group of countries as a result of which after a period of 12 […]Continue Reading →
The International Atomic Energy Agency held Saturday evening that Tehran had fulfilled its commitments related to nuclear in agreement with the major powers in July.
“We have reached the day of entry into force. Iran has fulfilled its commitments, today the multilateral and national economic and financial sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program are lifted, […]Continue Reading →
THE DEBATE in Congress over the most consequential U.S. diplomatic agreement in decades is headed for a weak and unsatisfactory ending. The Senate has ensured that the nuclear deal with Iran will not be overturned by Congress; while we supported that outcome, the preemption of a full debate through the use of a filibuster was […]Continue Reading →
After the crisis triggered by the execution of a Shi’a cleric with 46 other people sentenced for “terrorism,” the links between Saudi Arabia and its allies on one side, and Iran on the other, continue to deteriorate.
● Breaks air and trade links links
Saudi Arabia stops all air links with Tehran, said […]Continue Reading →
For decades, conflict in the Middle East was defined as primarily between Arab nations and Israel, with an overlay of Cold War rivalry between the U.S. and Soviet Union. That divide hasn’t been supplanted, but it’s been fiercely joined by another divide with a vast geographical reach. The diplomatic fight that broke out over the […]Continue Reading →
Even by today’s standards, the Middle East in the 1970s was chaotic. Bombings, hijackings and assassinations were daily headlines. In the midst of the mayhem, one of the most revered clerics in the Shiite branch of Islam vanished while visiting Libya.
Criminal inquiries, books and speculation […]Continue Reading →