Trump Reimposes Sanctions on Iran. Now What?

Under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the United States agreed to relax sanctions on Iran. But the Trump…

Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ Plan to Counter Iran Draws Strong Global Reactions

President Trump’s plan to gather Arab Gulf leaders in Washington for an October summit…

Can Iran Circumvent U.S. Sanctions?

On August 6th, the first batch of sanctions against the Islamic Republic will go into effect. This includes sanctions on the acquisition of US dollar…

Meet the New Generation of Iranian Hardliners

Hard-liners in Iran face the key challenge of a new generation questioning…

Challenges and Results of the United States Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal on Gulf Cooperation Council

There is a general consensus among political sociologists that for any major…

Water Shortage, Pollution Spark Fresh Protests in Iran’s Abadan

Protesters have clashed with security forces in southwestern Iran…

Iran Is Changing, but Not in Ways Trump Thinks

President Trump says his decision to leave the nuclear agreement is already…

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…