Iranians Wonder: Why Won’t Trump Talk to Us?

After the handshakes, the signature ceremony and the diplomatic pomp…

The Shia Crescent: Propaganda in a Time of Rising Regional Tension

Jordan’s King Abdullah is credited with coining the phrase Shia or Shiite Crescent in 2004 in describing what he saw as the emergence of Iran’s…

With Few Options, Iran, Europe Try to Save Nuclear Deal

Europe and Iran sought a united front on Tuesday to save the nuclear deal U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last week, with Britain warning against…

If the Iran Deal is Over, What’s Next for the Gulf?

Recently, President Trump announced that the US will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known colloquially as the ‘Iran Deal’. As…

In an Interview with CBS, Iran’s Zarif: Iran will Leave JCPOA if Deal’s Benefits Diminish

BRENNAN: Minister, how will Iran respond if President Trump pulls out of the nuclear deal next month? ZARIF: Well as you know, over the past…

Iran’s Biggest Threat Has Nothing to Do With Trump

Ahmad, who runs an advertising agency in a busy commercial district of Tehran, has given up trying to get a business loan from any of…

Iran Deal’s Fate May Rest on Late European Interventions

The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions…

EU Extends Rights Sanctions on Iran, but at Odds Over New Measures

The European Union extended sanctions on Iran over human rights violations on Thursday, as the bloc prepared for a clash over whether to impose a…

Iran Sets Single Foreign Exchange Rate to Rescue Currency

Iran’s currency, the rial, lost some 20% against the US dollar in two weeks as Iranians rushed to hedge against depreciation of their assets. Some…

Iran’s Problems are Largely of its Own Making

Iran’s role in the Middle East and the region has regularly been questioned and cast into doubt. It’s mostly questioned by the critics of the…

Iran’s Facing a Mutiny From Within the Mosque

It’s not surprising that the arrest of a prominent Iranian cleric — even one…

Two-thirds of the Triumvirate Out: What’s Next for the Gulf?

Within the last 10 days, President Donald Trump replaced his Secretary of State…