Iran’s Nuclear Program
New nationwide protests are heaping pressure on the Rouhani regime; but all routes to a political solution remain blocked off.
Maximum pressure is working – just not in the way that US officials had hoped it would.
The usually opaque factional infighting of Iranian politics has spilled out into the open, highlighting a Rouhani administration that’s teetering on the brink.
Less than a year out from President Trump’s May 2018 announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the JCPOA, Iran’s oil industry is struggling more than many anticipated.
Iran’s military strategy calls for asymmetric warfare against a much more powerful foe in the United States, with a focus on increasing the military and economic costs of any potential conflict.
Ebola spreading in DRC, Bank of Japan mulling an end to Abenomics, and Iran finds itself under US sanctions once again.
Iran sanctions are disruptive for both energy markets and US strategy toward the Middle East.
Iran’s biggest customers are scrambling to secure alternative sources of oil supply.
Tehran tries to put one fire out while preparing for an inferno.
For President Putin, the road to a new Russian superpower leads through Syria.