Iran

Report

U.S. and Iran Put More Time On the Clock in Nuclear Talks

The two sides will miss a Monday deadline, but Washington and Tehran have invested too much to walk away from the table.

Elias Groll |

Report

The Closer

With the Iran talks coming down to the wire, the administration is bringing former White House aide Jake Sullivan back from Yale to help sell Congress on a potential nuclear deal.

John Hudson |

Report

Will It Play in Persepolis?

New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought.

Nancy Gallagher |

Argument

Iran's Nuclear Chill

Talking with Iran about its nuclear program might help the cause of peace. But so far the nuclear dispute has been a disaster for the human rights of Iranians.

Nazila Fathi |

Report

9 Ways Foreign Policy Will Dominate the Lame-Duck Congress

The 113th Congress has only weeks to stop Ebola, fight ISIS, and keep the government funded. 

FP News Team |

Argument

Swiftboating in the Islamic Republic

Forget flip-flopping; the worst thing a politician in Iran can be accused of being is “heroically flexible.”

Hossein Bastani |

Argument

America's Last Best Hope for Defeating the Islamic State Is… Iran?

U.S. firepower alone can't defeat the Islamic State. It needs to work with Iran, whether it likes it or not.

Emad Kiyaei |

Argument

Pen-Palling With the Ayatollah

Only ideologues and the ignorant don't understand that Obama's letter to Khamenei is just pragmatic politics.

Trita Parsi |

COLUMN

Middle East Meltdown

In a region now crowded with failed states, a murderous terrorist group has gained a foothold, changing the power dynamics and the United States needs to pay attention.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

Larry Diamond |

Report

A Nuclear Deal Might Not Set Off an Iranian Business Boom

Discord between the White House and Congress over any potential deal with Tehran could keep foreign companies from racing back into Iran.

Jamila Trindle |

Exclusive

When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes

In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program.

Gareth Porter |

Report

The Dark Knight Rises

For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?

Siobhán O'Grady |

Argument

The Iranian Sphere of Influence Expands Into Yemen

Shiite militias are running the show in Yemen and Tehran couldn't be happier.

Amal Mudallali |

Report

Oil Prices Are Falling, Not Oil Regimes

Yes, crude oil is still in headlong retreat from its summertime peak. But that doesn't mean that all petrostates are trembling.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Fight Club: Israel Nuke Edition

The first rule of Israel's nuclear arsenal is that there is no Israeli nuclear arsenal.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Why Rouhani Could Walk Away

Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now. But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the West.

Trita Parsi |

Argument

Fair-Weather Friend

Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?

Trita Parsi |

Christian Caryl

9 Things to Avoid When Creating Your Own Caliphate

If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

A North Korean in Iran

Why ongoing and close ties between Pyongyang's and Tehran's nuclear programs are cause for concern.

Olli Heinonen |

Interview

A Time of Unprecedented Instability?

A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Iran's Highly Enriched Bargaining Chip

Why the United States can't budge on allowing Iran to build more centrifuges.

Colin H. Kahl |

COLUMN

Let Tehran's Atomic Clock Keep Ticking

The only way to reach a nuclear deal with Iran is to accept that Iran will be able to go nuclear.

Stephen M. Walt |