Iran

Reality Check

Enough Already

When it comes to Israel, neither Obama nor Romney is as good or bad as American Jews think.

Aaron David Miller |

David Rothkopf

A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran

The Israelis and the Americans are zeroing in on a strike option that has a real chance of deterring the mullahs -- and defusing Mitt Romney's attacks.

David Rothkopf |

Photo Essay

Like Every Day

Shadi Ghadirian's unique take on the inner lives of Iranian women.

Photo Essay |

The List

The 50-50 Club

Why pundits love splitting the difference on their predictions.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

Rebuttal

The Rial World

No, the Iran sanctions are not working.

Yousaf Butt |

Argument

Inside Bibi's Bunker

How Israel's prime minister is stacking his cabinet for a strike on Iran.

Chuck Freilich |

Argument

The Real Reason Energy Traders Are Losing Sleep

This time, it's Western politicians, not Arabian sheikhs, who are roiling the oil markets.

Blake Clayton |

Slide Show

Battle in the Bazaar

It's no wonder protesters in Iran head for the marketplace.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Case for Humility

Why Israel and the United States should keep their disagreements to themselves.

David Makovsky |

Rational Security

President Kennedy vs. the Mullahs

What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach us about stopping Iran.

John Arquilla |

Argument

The Great Persian Firewall

Should we care that Iran just turned off Google?

Art Keller |

Feature

The Entebbe Option

How the U.S. military thinks Israel might strike Iran.

Mark Perry |

Argument

Terrorists No More

An Iranian group's lobbying campaign to get removed from the U.S. list of terror organizations looks to be a success. But what does that say about the state of politics in Washington?

Danielle Pletka |

Briefing Book

Eight Ways to Deal With Iran

The Iranian nuclear program is a complex threat to international peace and stability. In this ambitious paper, former national security advisor Stephen J. Hadley says that stopping it requires an equally complex and sophisticated strategy.

Stephen J. Hadley |

Argument

Smart Sanctions

Actually, Obama's Iran policy is working great.

Alireza Nader |

Interview

How to Save the Regime in Tehran

Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.

Nazila Fathi |

Dispatch

Breakfast with Ahmadinejad

Iran's president meets the press.

Susan B. Glasser |

Argument

What Is Iran Doing in Syria?

The reason the Quds Force is talking about supporting Bashar al-Assad.

Ali Alfoneh |

Argument

Red Lines over Iran

Mitt Romney has adopted Benjamin Netanyahu's dangerous timetable for war.

Samuel R. Berger |

Argument

Red Line, Green Light

Are we ready for the coming Iranian terror wave?

Daniel Byman |

Argument

Report Card

Can the International Atomic Energy Agency stop a war with Iran?

Mark Hibbs |

Argument

Sound and Sensible

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy would echo the best of America’s bipartisan traditions. But the desperate Obama caricature of it is just a sad indication of how much the president has failed.

Peter D. Feaver |

Reality Check

Confederacy of Dunces

What the meeting in Tehran says about America's standing in the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Talkfest in Tehran

Should Americans really worry about the Non-Aligned Movement, a relic of the Cold War whose purpose is no longer clear?

David Bosco |

Small Wars

Strategic Error

When the big picture misses the point.

Robert Haddick |

Dispatch

The Decider

Opponents of an Israeli strike on Iran have focused their ire on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's his hawkish defense minister, Ehud Barak, who is really driving the talk of war.

Oren Kessler |

Reality Check

KABOOM

Everyone calm down: Israel is not going to bomb Iran. Well, at least not in 2012.

Aaron David Miller |

Small Wars

This Is Not a Test

Are missile defenses ready if Iran responds to an Israeli strike?

Robert Haddick |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Ayatollah's Pregnant Pause

What's behind the "new" intelligence on Iran's nuclear program.

Jeffrey Lewis |