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  • US defies world on Iran UN sanctions

    The United States has unilaterally proclaimed that UN sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to punish those who violate them, in a move other major countries – including its allies – said lacked legal basis. The so-called snapback, announced last month, also…
  • How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

    In the four decades since Iran and Iraq went to war, Tehran has turned enmity into influence, seeing its allies installed in Baghdad’s halls of power and becoming its top trading partner. It’s a turn of events Aziz Jaber, a political science professor at Baghdad’s…
  • IAEA granted access to one of two Iran sites

    Iran has granted UN inspectors access to one of two sites where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place in the early 2000s, the nuclear watchdog said Friday. “Iran provided Agency inspectors access to the location to take environmental samples,” an International Atomic Energy Agency…
  • ‘America First’ Enters Its Most Combustible Moment

    The months before and after a presidential election are particularly fragile for foreign policy. Each of the five presidents I served understood, as did his team, the weight of this time. Politics and legacy were always front of mind. They were all also conscious of…