May 04, 2013
"Red Lines" On Iran: Not So Black and White
Amid the proliferation of red lines, the important ones are at risk of being opaque or even unintelligible in Tehran.
April 23, 2013
Nearing A Fait Accompli
“We are approaching a point where…the international community will no longer have any realistic option to veto an Iranian decision to build nuclear weapons.”
March 21, 2013
Why the Revolutionary Guards Do Not Run Iran’s Economy
There has long been a consensus among Western pundits that the IRGC controls Iran’s economy. The truth is much messier.
March 13, 2013
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
Some argue that Iran could follow N. Korea’s nuclear path. Actually, Pyongyang’s experience may deter Tehran from building a bomb.
March 01, 2013
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
This week’s P5+1-Iran meeting was highly encouraging but the long shadow of the past looms large.
February 06, 2013
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Iran and the P5+1 powers have scheduled talks. Now the hard part begins.
November 24, 2012
One Size Does Not Fit All: The Limits of Iron Dome
Despite the recent success of the Iron Dome defense system against Hamas, Iranian missiles would prove a much tougher challenge.
November 23, 2012
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
The fact that both sides kept Iran’s attack on a U.S. drone quiet until after the American election could signal hope towards compromise.
October 28, 2012
The "Copycat" War: Iran Strikes Back
From cyberstrikes, assassinations, and drone surveillance, Iran seems to copying Western tactics. Retaliation, not escalation, is Tehran’s goal.
October 22, 2012
Back From the Brink: Iran and America Set for Talks?
While both sides have already denied it, talks could be a first step towards compromise. The road to negotiations though could be a long one.
October 17, 2012
A Regional Fix to the Iranian Nuclear Drama
The conference for a nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East offers a unique opportunity for the P5+1 and Iran to build mutual trust.
October 13, 2012
Opening Pandora's Box: If Israel Strikes Iran, What About Hezbollah?
Hezbollah, through direct strikes or terrorism, could complicate Israel’s decision to attack Iran and spark an even greater regional crisis.