Iran

The List

The Global Races to Watch Next Year

Eight elections that could change the world in 2013.

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Feeling the Pain in Tehran

As sanctions bite, some of Iran's leaders are signaling a willingness to come back to the negotiating table.

Nazila Fathi |

Photo Essay

Instagramming Iran

Touring the Islamic Republic through the one social network it hasn't cracked down on yet.

Holly Dagres |

Christian Caryl

Nothing Is Written

The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.

Christian Caryl |

Jeffrey Lewis

They Actually Did It

Are we all going to die from an Iranian-built, North Korean ICBM?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Did Russia Just Throw Assad Under the Bus?

Not really. Watch what the Kremlin does, not what it says.

Andrew S. Weiss |

Argument

Intel Inside

Has the IAEA's information become politicized?

Mark Hibbs |

Micah Zenko

Final Countdown

Did the United States just set a March deadline for war with Iran?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Bibi Can't Lose

It's Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel. All of his rivals just live in it.

Natan B. Sachs |

Feature

Twice As Rice

Who said it: Condoleezza or Susan?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd

FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.

Slide Show |

Argument

Overdone Turkey

The hype about Ankara as a regional leader is way overblown.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Relationship Advice

Don't believe the loose talk of Barack Obama exacting vengeance on Benjamin Netanyahu -- the two leaders need each other too much to let old grudges get in the way.

David Makovsky |

David Rothkopf

12 Catastrophes the Next President Must Avoid

We've heard plenty about what the candidates want to do in office, but the future will be determined by what Tuesday's winner doesn't do.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Why Iran Wants to Attack the United States

The Islamic Republic's terror plots may look bumbling today, but what about tomorrow?

Matthew Levitt |

Argument

Strategic Misdirection

Are the latest U.S. moves on missile defense making it less safe?

Tom Z. Collina |

Argument

Beware the Tyranny of the Mob

The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.

Jamsheed Choksy |

Rational Security

Fight Night

How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Choose Your Own Adventure for Policy Wonks

Gaming out a military strike on Iran.

Mark Jacobson |

Dispatch

Swiss Cheese

The EU's "strong" sanctions on Iran are full of holes, but might they be enough to prevent the U.S. going to war?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Don't Assume Iran Is the Greatest Threat

Five other dangers that deserve our immediate attention.

Daniel Byman |

Reality Check

Want Closure? Go Talk to Dr. Phil.

You won't find it on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Aaron David Miller |

Rational Security

Syrian Stalemate

Why Bashar al-Assad will never defeat the rebels.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Vital Animal Spirits

Biden and Ryan skip policy to show off their muscles.

R. Jeffrey Smith at the Center for Public Integrity |

Argument

With Friends Like These…

How the sanctions might hurt America's potential allies inside Iran.

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani |

Argument

Red Lines in the Sand

Israel's credibility problem on Iran.

Graham Allison |

Argument

Will Iran Weather the Economic Storm?

The depreciation of the rial is unlikely to change Iran's foreign-policy calculations.

Patrick Clawson |

Argument

Is Iraq an Iranian Proxy?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Safa al-Sheikh |

Argument

China's Oil Investment Is Not a Threat

The Chinese purchase of a Canadian oil company is something U.S. officials should welcome, not fear.

Erica Downs |

Argument

The Sanctions Conundrum

Some say the sanctions against Tehran are working. But wasn't the Iranian economy already a basket case?

Peter Passell |