Washington must move past its fixation on the nuclear deal, for now, and confront the immediate threat Iran poses to Middle Eastern stability.
President Trump’s decision on the Iran deal reflects the administration’s conflicting impulses and priorities in dealing with a wide range of Iranian challenges.
The recent eruption of protests in Iran has, predictably, split Washington in two, between those counseling silence and those urging vocal support.
The recent protests, and violent crackdown, engulfing Iran have provoked two different responses in Washington: counsels for silence and denunciation of the regime.
Understanding what makes Erdogan’s blend of crony capitalism and state sponsored patronage so effective will be crucial to understanding the nature of today’s Turkish regime.
When President Trump recently outlined his administration’s approach to Iran, he called for addressing “the full range of Iran’s destructive actions” beyond just the nuclear issue. The first step was calling on Treasury to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary…
If President Trump decides not to certify that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement it will not mean the end of the deal.
By itself, the president’s decision to not certify the Iran nuclear deal will change nothing.