Near East and Far East: Not So Distant
March 03, 2014
Near East and Far East: Not So Distant
The U.S. should not treat its Asia commitments as distinct from its role in the Middle East.
Near East and Far East: Not So Distant
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
February 15, 2014
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Washington must take steps to assuage the concerns of friendly nations in the region.
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
January 22, 2014
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
The nuclear issue may be defused for now, but multiple factors could continue to undermine relations.
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
Be Wary of Iran’s 'Sweet Reasonableness'
January 16, 2014
Be Wary of Iran’s 'Sweet Reasonableness'
Iran’s skillful international PR needs to be rigorously tested.
Be Wary of Iran’s 'Sweet Reasonableness'
Iran and P5+1 Agree On Implementing Interim Nuclear Deal
January 13, 2014
Iran and P5+1 Agree On Implementing Interim Nuclear Deal
Iran and the P5+1 agreed to begin implementing the interim nuclear deal on January 20, 2014.
Iran and P5+1 Agree On Implementing Interim Nuclear Deal
Attacking Iran is Still a Fool’s Errand
January 08, 2014
Attacking Iran is Still a Fool’s Errand
The arguments for a U.S. attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities are as unconvincing as ever.
Attacking Iran is Still a Fool’s Errand
Twiplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal
December 11, 2013
Twiplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal
Iran’s diplomatic outreach using Twitter has been unprecedented – and successful.
Twiplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal
The Iranian Nuclear Question: China’s Perspective
November 27, 2013
The Iranian Nuclear Question: China’s Perspective
Forget Israel and Iran: China may be the ultimate winner of the recent deal over Iran’s nuclear program
The Iranian Nuclear Question: China’s Perspective
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
November 21, 2013
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
Moscow seeks to combine pragmatism with maximum leverage, at least until Iran achieves a détente with the West.
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
November 20, 2013
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
Sanctions, centrifuges and personalities aren’t the only forces pushing Iran and the U.S. toward a détente.
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
November 04, 2013
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
The future of America’s standing as a great power depends on the choices it makes in dealing with Iran.
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
October 18, 2013
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
The West should build goodwill and reduce mistrust, before imposing the demands of the Additional Protocol.
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
Iran Nuclear Talks: Be Firm, But Realistic
October 16, 2013
Iran Nuclear Talks: Be Firm, But Realistic
The United States and Iran will both need to convince domestic critics that any nuclear agreement is a success.
Iran Nuclear Talks: Be Firm, But Realistic
Avoiding Denuclearization Mistakes with Iran
October 07, 2013
Avoiding Denuclearization Mistakes with Iran
The North Korea and Ukraine experiences offer some useful lessons, positive and negative.
Avoiding Denuclearization Mistakes with Iran
Why Obama Should Work with Iran on Syria Now
September 14, 2013
Why Obama Should Work with Iran on Syria Now
The Russian offer gives the U.S. to engage with Iran on a host of regional issues, including Syria.
Why Obama Should Work with Iran on Syria Now
Iran’s Nuclear Submarine Gambit
April 18, 2013
Iran’s Nuclear Submarine Gambit
“At present, we have no enrichment plan for purity levels above 20 percent, but when it comes to certain needs…”
Iran’s Nuclear Submarine Gambit
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