Iran

Pompeo’s principles

September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

Talking policy, paradigms and turning Trump’s instincts into reality

bahrain

What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

September 11, 2020 10:19 pm

Trump is bringing major changes to the Middle East

Sources: Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg weeps in his office ‘all the time’

September 4, 2020 9:53 pm

Goldberg reported Friday that Trump derided fallen soldiers during a 2018 trip to France

iran sanctions

Leaked letter: Boris Johnson rejects Trump on Iran sanctions

August 27, 2020 4:46 pm

The UK is siding with France and Germany at the UN

mike pompeo

Pompeo is right on Iran sanctions

August 19, 2020 7:06 pm

The Secretary of State discusses Iran, Israel and Isis

iran deal

Get ready for the return of the Iran Deal

August 16, 2020 11:36 am

For the left to be right at all costs, the right must be wrong about everything

iran ghaani

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

August 3, 2020 12:13 pm

Iraq finally has the sort of leader the West has hoped for

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Iran’s second wave could come crashing down on the regime

July 2, 2020 8:55 am

Iranian demographics could mean the country faces an even greater health crisis

obama

J’Accuse Barack Obama!

June 26, 2020 1:04 pm

Flynn is an officer. Obama is not a gentleman

mullahs

The mullahs’ coronavirus gamble has backfired

June 16, 2020 3:01 pm

Iran faces a choice likely to affect the stability of its regime, perhaps existentially

china

Dear dictators: don’t lecture the US on how to treat its people

June 2, 2020 6:00 pm

Russia, China, Iran and, worst of all, Canada, are all seeking to exploit the rifts in US society

marjane satrapi

Difficult women

May 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Marjane Satrapi, the author-director of Persepolis, tells Sarah Ditum about her Marie Curie biopic, exile from Iran and fears for the future of democracy

saudi

Has Trump finally decided to dump Saudi?

May 8, 2020 5:29 am

Two US jet fighter squadrons have just left the region, and the US Navy presence in the Persian Gulf is also being wound down

iran

Coronavirus has exposed Iran’s rotten republic

May 6, 2020 11:36 am

What happens if what characterizes your government is sadism, an addiction to conspiracy theories and incompetence?

oil

Could President Trump lose the oil war?

May 1, 2020 4:59 am

The current crisis could see the end of the petrodollar

navy persian gulf

What is the US Navy doing in the Persian Gulf?

April 29, 2020 3:39 pm

American policy has become decoupled from American national interests

arab spring

Could the COVID crash spark another Arab Spring?

April 22, 2020 4:50 pm

If you are an oil-exporting state then your economic fortunes are tied to global demand — and this will continue to be depressed

middle east

Coronavirus is a ticking time-bomb for the Middle East’s old guard

April 5, 2020 12:07 pm

Conflict won’t end and over-centralized states will struggle to reform

trump television

The next American revolution will be televised

March 30, 2020 11:46 am

Is COVID-19 the series finale of Trump’s dramatic presidency?

iran

Iran’s coronavirus tragedy is depressingly predictable

March 24, 2020 10:57 am

Times are tough. But then they always are

war with iran coronavirus

Will coronavirus lead to a US war with Iran?

March 13, 2020 6:53 am

Tehran’s virus troubles could allow Shia militias to attack US forces in Iraq

iran

How far will Trump go in Iran?

January 29, 2020 4:08 pm

The Tehran students were chanting in the streets: ‘Our enemy is right here, they’re lying that it’s America’

saudis

Shaken Saudis hedge their bets on détente with Iran

January 28, 2020 11:11 am

Saudi Arabia is hitting the brakes on normalization with Israel

peace

Donald Trump, president of peace

January 25, 2020 2:03 pm

The emotional anti-war right is susceptible to its own wishful thinking about the irenic intentions of Iran

european

Boris’s Iran approach delicately balances European and American interests

January 15, 2020 2:27 pm

The British PM was able to align with what Trump probably wants: a fresh deal, not a new war