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Iran

  1. the national interest
    Why Trump Is So Confused About His Own Iran PolicyIt’s either an intricate diplomatic plan to confound Iran with an array of ever-shifting demands, or the work of a confused Fox News viewer.
  2. foreign interests
    What Does Iran Think of Donald Trump?It sure seems like he wants to avoid military conflict. But he might not be up to the task of convincing the Iranians of that.
  3. iran
    Trump Says He Canceled Strikes on Iran Because They Were ‘Not Proportionate’The president tweeted that he called off attacks on Iranian targets, including radar and missile batteries, because he was worried about casualties.
  4. last night on late night
    Watch Colbert Unpack Trump’s Push for War With IranThe segment taped hours before Trump approved, then called off, a missile strike on Iran.
  5. iran
    In Private, Tucker Carlson Is Actually Giving Trump Decent Iran Advice: ReportThe Fox News host is acting as a counterweight to the administration’s hawkish voices, telling Trump that war with Iran isn’t “in anyone’s interest.”
  6. intelligencer chats
    How Worried Should We Be About Escalation With Iran?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether tit-for-tat provocations between the two countries will lead to something much scarier.
  7. world view
    Trump’s Iran Accusations Put U.S. Credibility on the LinePerhaps Iran really did attack two oil tankers. But experts are skeptical, and if the administration is crying wolf there could be dire consequences.
  8. foreign policy
    Trump Makes Needless Threat to ‘End’ IranIt seems to have been prompted by a Fox News segment on his administration’s ramped-up tensions with the country.
  9. world view
    Trump Is Now Our Best Bet for Avoiding WarForeign policy isn’t supposed to work like this, but for now we should just hope the reports that Trump’s grown wary of warmongering are true.
  10. the national interest
    Is John Bolton Manipulating Trump to Attack Iran?Trump might want to rebrand the Iran nuclear deal. His national security adviser wants war.
  11. open letter
    Open Letter to Trump: Give Peace (and/or Trump Tower Tehran) a ChanceThere are better ways to deal with Iran than war, Mr. President. Trading sanctions relief for personal financial favors, for example.
  12. the national interest
    Conservative Columnist Urges War With Iran Over 2 Percent Oil Price HikeDon’t let the smoking gun be a mushroom cloud of imperceptibly higher gas prices.
  13. foreign interests
    White House Reviews Plans for Needless War With IranIf Tehran violates the nuclear agreement that the U.S. already withdrew from, America is prepared to confront Iran militarily with 120,000 troops.
  14. the national interest
    President Trump Opposes Trump Administration Foreign PolicyAppointing policymakers you disagree with because they look good on TV turns out to be a problematic strategy.
  15. world view
    Are the U.S. and Iran Heading for War?An Intelligencer chat about the increasingly alarming possibility.
  16. world view
    Trump’s Iran-Deal Exit Delivered More Risk, No RewardOne year later, there are no signs that Trump’s strategy is working, and both sides are making increasingly dramatic moves that raise fears of war.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Is Doing the Same Thing on Iran That George W. Bush Did on IraqPresident insists regional Middle East power is developing weapons of mass destruction, denies intelligence to the contrary.
  18. world view
    Trump’s Sanctions Won’t Change Iran’s Behavior, But Could Boost Its Hard-linersThe move increases pressure on Iran’s relatively moderate government, but it’s unlikely to advance the Trump administration’s ambiguous policy goals.
  19. diplomacy
    U.S. Reimposes Harsh Sanctions on Iran (to Europe’s Chagrin)Here’s how the world is reacting to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to cow Iran by destroying its economy.
  20. foreign policy
    The U.S. Has Deep Ties to Saudi Arabia — But Disentangling Ourselves Is PossiblePulling away from Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi is a risky prospect. Trump clearly isn’t interested, but there are steps U.S. lawmakers could take.
  21. foreign policy
    The President Treats the U.N. to a Good Old-Fashioned Trump RallyThe president’s nationalist speech was a list of things that the United States does and doesn’t see as threatening.
  22. foreign policy
    Donald Trump Is Going to Try a Tricky Balancing Act at the United NationsTrump wants to mount a defense of American sovereignty to please his base while selling allies on shared sacrifice.
  23. foreign policy
    After Promising Quick Syria Exit, Trump Is Said to Approve of Indefinite StayA U.S. official claimed Trump is “on board,” but this only bolsters claims that administration officials ignore the president’s orders.
  24. foreign policy
    While Condemning Iran, the U.S. Contributes to Terrorism in the Middle East, TooAs Iran sanctions were restored, an investigation revealed that the U.S.-backed coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis routinely cut deals with Al Qaeda.
  25. U.S. to Restore Draconian Sanctions on Iran (Over Allies’ Objections)The White House will punish the Iranian people for allowing their government to defy America’s will, diplomatic and humanitarian concerns be damned.
  26. foreign policy
    Trump’s Iran Strategy: Regime Change on the CheapThe administration wants to see the Islamic Republic overthrown, but is hoping the Iranian people will do it for us. This can’t end well.
  27. President Trump Threatens Iran in All Caps on TwitterHappy Monday, everyone!
  28. Trump Press Allies to Quit Importing Iranian Oil By November 4The president appears to be engineering a spike in energy prices on the eve of the midterm elections.
  29. foreign policy
    Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’sThe president’s propensity for breaking agreements and surprising our allies is damaging America’s international reputation and ability to lead.
  30. foreign policy
    Trump Pushes a New International Order Based on U.S. BullyingThe administration thinks military might, and threatening to use it, are key. Iran and North Korea developments show the plan is off to a shaky start.
  31. Pompeo Unveils Hyperaggressive Iran Strategy That Hints at Regime ChangeA set of demands the secretary of State knows will go unfulfilled.
  32. business
    Trump Vows to Help Sanctioned Chinese Tech CompanyThe president says he will help the Chinese phonemaker ZTE, which is struggling after being banned from buying U.S. components.
  33. foreign policy
    Trump’s Iran-Deal Exit Has Raised the Risk of War, Even Faster Than ExpectedIsrael and Iran are running out of reasons not to escalate their low-key conflict in Syria into a broader regional catastrophe.
  34. Will California Voters Blame High Gas Prices on Democrats or Trump?Gas prices are rising everywhere, but especially in California, where higher taxes are coinciding with Trump’s unsettling Middle Eastern policies.
  35. Israel Targets Iran’s Military in Syria With ‘Unprecedented’ StrikesThe Syrian Foreign Ministry called the strikes “the start of a new phase of aggression” by Israel.
  36. Iranian Lawmakers Burn U.S. Flag, Question Trump’s ‘Mental Capacity’Burning the American flag is not rare in Iran, but this appears to be the first time it’s ever happened on the floor of the country’s parliament.
  37. foreign policy
    What Happens After Trump Pulls Out of the Iran DealThe agreement doesn’t stop existing the moment Trump reimposes sanctions, but it’s hard to see how it can survive in the long run.
  38. politics
    Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: ReportThe same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
  39. oops
    Iran Gains, Then Loses, Nuclear Weapons Program in White House ‘Clerical Error’The White House said Iran has, rather than had, a nuclear weapons program in what might be its most impressive typo yet.
  40. foreign policy
    Trump Buys Netanyahu’s Bad Case for Abandoning the Iran DealThe Israeli prime minister’s alleged bombshell offered no evidence of Iranian noncompliance and ample reason to keep the nuclear agreement in place.
  41. last night on late night
    Here’s Why John Oliver Bought Airtime During Sean Hannity’s Show This WeekHe’s mocking Trump. This time, with math!
  42. America Is About to Risk a World War to Defend the Credibility of Trump’s TweetsOfficials say Trump is likely to go through with a Syria strike over his Defense Secretary’s objections — because he said he would on Twitter.
  43. Saudi Crown Prince: Israel Has a Right to ExistMohammed Bin Salman went on to say that Iran’s supreme leader is “worse than Hitler.”
  44. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  45. foreign affairs
    Israel’s War With Iran Comes Out of the ShadowsSaturday’s clash signals that Syria could become the theater for a direct confrontation between two of the most powerful states in the Middle East.
  46. international affairs
    Israel Conducts Air Strikes on Iranian Targets in SyriaIt was the first time Israel has directly targeted Iranian military forces, and marks a dangerous escalation in the conflict.
  47. power
    Half of Iranians Are Against Mandatory HijabsA report was released after 29 women were arrested for protesting the mandatory veiling law.
  48. power
    29 Women Arrested in Iran for Protesting Mandatory-Hijab LawsMore and more women are pushing back against the country’s strict dress code.
  49. power
    Why Women in Iran Are Waving Their Scarves on SticksThey’re protesting the country’s strict dress code.
  50. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Iran?Two people have been killed and some social media is being blocked as widespread protests continue.
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