Iran

A Middle East Expert Explains Assad's Dangerous Charm, ISIS's Plans, and the Future of the Region
An Interview With Robert Ford, the Former Ambasssador to Syria
July 09, 2014

A conversation with former Syrian Ambassador Robert Ford.

Why Is the U.S. So Stingy With Its Drones? It's Costing Us.
It's time to reexamine laws about selling UAVs to other countries
July 02, 2014

It's time to reexamine laws about selling UAVs to other countries.

How Bad Can the Iraq Situation Get? An Expert Weighs In.
An Interview with Thomas E. Ricks
June 24, 2014

“What if everything that has happened in Iraq since 2003 is just preamble to the main event?” 

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.

Don't Expect Iran and the U.S. to Solve the Iraq Crisis Together
June 18, 2014

There are competing, if not conflicting, interests that limit the nature of a tactical alliance between the countries in dealing with Iraq. 

Blame These Two Countries, Not the United States, for the Current Crisis in Iraq
June 16, 2014

Iran and Saudi Arabia need to set aside their differences to solve this mess.

In Hassan Rouhani's Iran, an Indie Rock Band Can Play Once But Not Twice
May 12, 2014

Will he open his country’s gates for more Western inspired culture, or is he just another “security apparatchik”?

Russia Threatened to Nix the Iran Talks. Does It Really Have That Power?
March 21, 2014

Can Russia scuttle the Iran nuclear negotiations—and does it even want to?

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