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January 14, 2016

Iran
Our New Ally Iran

This photo tells us a great deal about American foreign policy today. Human Rights Watch, not known as a right-wing group, has noted that it appears to violate international agreements prohibiting…

January 3, 2016

Iran
Iran Sacks Another Embassy

Today the Isamic Republic of Iran decided to sack another embassy building in Tehran, that of Saudi Arabia. According to the AP, "Protesters in Iran, angered by the execution by Saudi Arabia of a pr…

May 18, 2017

Iran
a girl holds a poster of Rouhani Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Iranians are heading to the polls this Friday to decide Iran’s next president: incumbent Hassan Rouhani or his challenger Ebrahim Raisi. A victory for Raisi could mean he is being tested out for a po…

July 15, 2015

Iran’s Nuclear Achievement

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a great achievement for Iran. In National Review today I write about the nuclear deal, having read it this morning. Given Iran’s weak bargaining position, w…

May 7, 2015

Iran
Reminders About Iran

During the three-month period between April 2 and June 30, Iran and the P5+1 are supposed to negotiate a comprehensive agreement about Iran’s nuclear program. The United States has been careful not t…

May 12, 2016

Iran
Kerry Boosts Iran’s Economy

The Wall Street Journal has a remarkable story this week, entitled as follows:"Kerry Tries to Drum Up Some Business in Europe for Iran." Mr. Kerry, traveling in Europe, was urging European firms t…

September 18, 2017

United Nations
“Like-Minded” Dictatorships and the United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly is about to open, with the traditional lead-off speech by the president of Brazil followed by the president of the United States. The speeches and activities this …

September 15, 2017

United Nations
McMaster and Haley Why Trump Has Made “Sovereignty and Accountability” the Focus of UN Reform

In a preview of President Trump’s message to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly next week, National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster on Friday repeatedly uttered two words: “sovereignty and acco…

September 14, 2017

North Korea
Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge

North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on September 3, 2017, generated reports of tremors being felt as far away as Changchun, China, over 400 miles from the Punggye-ri test site. Although it stands to rea…

July 31, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Podcast Iranian president Hassan Rouhani The Iran Nuclear Agreement

CFR’s James M. Lindsay and Philip Gordon examine the Iran nuclear agreement.