Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Thrive or Wither?

The world has a narrow window of opportunity for a deal on Iran’s nuclear research
Dilip Hiro
January 21, 2014

Iran Approaches a “Gorbachev Moment”

US-Iranian interim accord could offer a transformative moment for the Middle East
Robert A. Manning
November 26, 2013

Time for the US and Iran to Act

Holding leverage over Iran, the US can ensure verification by the IAEA
Jamsheed K. Choksy
November 21, 2013

Strike on Syria for Chemical Weapons – Not Illegal

Humanitarian interventions, as proposed by Obama on Syria, shape responsibility to protect
Harold Hongju Koh
October 3, 2013

The US and Iran in a Tantalizing Dance

Iran’s president must win over West and keep the hardliners at home at bay
Abbas Amanat
September 26, 2013

For Now, Putin Struts on the World Stage

Taking advantage of Obama’s ambivalence, Russia becomes key player in Middle East diplomacy
Thomas Graham
September 19, 2013


More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead in 3 Mediterranean Sinkings

NGO criticizes EU focus on security and anti-smuggling rather than search-and-rescue operations
Patrick Kingsley
June 2, 2016

Can Assad Keep Crossing the “Red Line”?

Impatience grows amid ongoing brutality and diplomatic approaches
David Ignatius
May 17, 2016

Moderate Syrian Rebels Torn Between Giving Up, Joining Islamic Extremists

Diplomatic efforts have failed, as Russia and the US disagree on what to do about Assad
Sam Dagher
May 6, 2016

The Myth of the Islamic State: The History of a Political Idea

The diversity of Muslim nations makes a modern caliphate an impossible goal
Mohammed Ayoob
May 4, 2016

The $2 Trillion Project to Get Saudi Arabia’s Economy Off Oil

Country struggles to attract foreign investment with restrictions for women
Peter Waldman
April 26, 2016