Iran Nuclear Deal

Amid Strikes and Protests, Iran Braces for a New Wave of Sanctions

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Tehran tries to put one fire out while preparing for an inferno.

Trump Was Right to Leave the Iran Nuclear Deal

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The Obama-era Iran nuclear deal was flawed to its very core.

Yes, Yemen is Our Fault

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It’s time for the United States to stop being part of the problem in Yemen’s disastrous civil war, and start being part of the solution.

EU to Go It Alone on Iran Nuclear Deal

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With their economic interests imperiled and domestic public opinion squarely behind them, EU leaders are looking into ways to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, good policy options will be few and far between, particularly for EU companies with high exposure to the US market.

President Trump Scraps the Iran Nuclear Deal

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President Trump has made good on his campaign promise to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.

Global Forecast (05-07-2018)

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President Erdogan campaigns on Manbij and the Iran nuclear deal nears its deadline day.

Water Conflict: Iran’s Farmers Take on the Establishment

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Water shortages are fueling protests in Iran, drawing a forceful response from the authorities.

Grim Prospects for Turkey-Saudi Relations

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As is often the case in the Middle East, third-party bilateral relationships are driving Turkey and Saudi Arabia further apart.

Tillerson Fired as Trump Veers “America First”

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Trump has installed a kindred spirit at the top of the State Department. The move can be expected to reverberate throughout US foreign policy, notably in the administration’s approach to Iran.

Israel and Iran Signal Escalation in Syrian Civil War

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Tensions left to simmer for most of the war are now boiling over as Israel grapples with the possibility of a long-term Iranian presence in southern Syria.

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