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James Mattis

Donald Trump’s impending appointment of retired Marine four-star general James Mattis has gotten generally good reviews on both sides of the aisle. The so-called “warrior...
Iran

Has the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the so-called Iran deal—moderated Iranian behavior? Many critics say no, pointing to Iran’s post-JCPOA military shopping spree as well...
Iran

One of the defining characteristics of Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenure at the State Department has been the relationship he has established with his...
Iran

On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami. The earthquake shut down reactors at the Fukushima nuclear...
Iran nuclear deal

On Monday, President Barack Obama urged President-elect Donald Trump to abide by the Iran deal, which Obama insisted is working: At the time [the deal was...
Iran

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to shake-up Washington, DC. And, he has rightly promised a radical shift in the Obama administration’s policies toward the Islamic...
Iran hostage crisis

Thirty-seven years ago today, Iranian students answering to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. While the Iranian Embassy in Washington is vacant...
Iran

Since European diplomatic outreach toward Iran began under German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel in 1992, European authorities have promised that they would tie human rights...
Iran

On Sunday, the U.S. Marine Corps commemorated a melancholy milestone--the 33rd anniversary of the truck-bomb attack on the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. The...
Iran

Since 1992, when German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel launched the ‘critical dialogue’ initiative, Underlying the European approach to Iran has been the assumption that tying...
Zarif

Seldom has so much been staked on the word of one man. Not just President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, but also...
Iran

That Iran has not started a war in the last 200 years has become a common refrain among those who want to downplay the threat...