Opinion Headlines

  1. Iran Could Outsource Its Nuclear-Weapons Program to North Korea – by Claudia Rosett 6-21-14
  2. Iran nukes “Persian Nuclear Carpet Ride” [The U.S. gets four more months…concessions to Iran] 7-21-14
  3. Iran, Iraq: “Our Friends the Mullahs” [Tehran and the U.S. don’t have a shared interest…] 6-18-14
  4. Iran.  “A Doubly Dangerous Iran.” By Michael Hayden […Iraq…a better nuclear deal] 7-18-14
  5. Iran.  “London Calling  — and Tehran Is Listening”  7-1-14
  6. Iran’s War on Journalism   8-14-14
  7. Iran. “A Year of Iranian ‘Moderation.’ By Adam Ereli. [The Iranian president made many promises in his General Assembly address last year. How have they worked out?] 9-25-14
  8. Iran. “The Latest Mideast Breakdown.” [Iran’s clients defeat U.S. allies in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is the next target. ] 9-25-14
  9. Iran Makes the Rules. [Tehran holds firm while the U.S. keeps making nuclear concessions.] 9-29-14
  10. Iran. LTE. “No Wonder Iran Outfoxes the U.S.” 10-9-14
  11. Iran. “Obama, Congress and Iran.” [The White House denies the Senate a say on a Tehran arms deal.] 10-14-14
  12. Iran Gears Up to Open for Business. By Sohrab Ahmari. [Western companies are getting in line to hear about post-sanctions opportunities in the Islamic Republic.] 10-14-14
  13. Iran. “Death of a Hanging Mullah.” By Sohrab Ahmari. [Loony as he might have become, for the Tehran regime’s thousands of victims, Ayatollah Mahdavi-Kani’s legacy is no laughing matter.] 10-25-14
  14. Iran. “If Iran Says ‘Yes.” By Bret Stephens. […It won’t be long before a nuclear deal with Iran will join the list of Mr. Obama’s hollow Mideast achievements.] 11-11-14
  15. Iran’s Diplomatic Path to the Bomb. By Reuel Marc Gerecht et. al. [Unless the U.S. showers concessions on Iran, no nuclear deal is likely by the Nov. 24 deadline. Then what?] 11-13-14
  16. Iran Cheats, Obama Whitewashes. By Bret Stephens. [The administration thinks a nuclear Iran is inevitable – but lacks the courage to say it.] 11-25-14
  17. Iran. “More Nuclear Time in Tehran.” [Iran gets seven more months to build a bomb and erode sanctions.] 11-25-14
  18. Iran. “No Iran Deal? Better than a Bad One.” By Jose Maria Aznar. [Tehran has been cheating for years. Do we think the regime will suddenly embrace nuclear transparency?] 11-26-2014
  19. Iran. “Guest of the Moderate Ayatollah.” [A Washington Post reporter is going on his sixth month in an Iranian prison.] 12-26-14
  20. Iran. “Best Wishes From Tehran.” [As Kerry negotiates, Iran indicts a Washington Post journalist.] 1-15-15
  21. Iran. “No Confidence Votes on Iran.” [Congress is asserting itself because almost nobody trusts Obama.] 1-23-15
  22. Iran. “Who Killed Alberto Nisman?” by Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [“…If Nisman was murdered, it involved a level of sophistication not normally associated with Argentina, but not uncommon for Iran…”] 1-26-15
  23. Iran. “As the Iranian Nuclear Talks Drag On, Congress Must Act..” By Tom Cotton. [Two essential requirements: congressional approval of any deal and new sanctions if the negotiations fail.] 1-30-15
  24. Iran. “Kissinger on Iran.” [Has the U.S. already conceded a new era of nuclear proliferation?] 2-10-15
  25. Iran on the Nuclear Edge.” [Official leaks suggest the U.S. is making ever more concessions.] 2-28-15
  26. Iran. “In What Way Is Iran a Reliable Negotiating Partner? By Chris Stewart. [The record is bare of examples of Iran working with the U.S. or any U.S. ally in a productive way.] 3-3-15
  27. Iran. “Netanyahu’s Challenge.” [The Israeli Prime Minister takes apart the looming Iran deal.] 3-4-15
  28. Iran. “Obama’s Iran Entitlement” by Daniel Henninger. [“…what becomes ever more clear is that no other American president has so confused personal entitlement with political trust…”] 3-5-15
  29. Iran. “The Senate’s Iran Test.” [The Corker-Menendez bill would require a vote on the nuclear deal.] 3-6-15
  30. Iran. “The Senate’s Iran Distraction.” [Republicans should focus on persuading the American people.] 3-10-15
  31. Iraq. Iran Occupies Iraq. [As the U.S. leads from behind, Tehran creates a Shiite are of power.] 3-12-15
  32. Iran. “What Assad Knows.” By Bret Stephens. [He is a prime beneficiary of the U.S. outreach to Iran.] 3-17-15
  33. Iran. “A U.N. Vote Is Irrelevant to the Iran Deal.” By John Bolton. 3-17-15
  34. Iran. LTE. “A Clever Iran and Negotiations About Nuclear Weapons.” 3-18-15
  35. Iran. “Congress Deserves a Vote on Iran.” By Joseph I. Lieberman. [Large bipartisan majorities in the legislature created sanctions. Ending them warrants legislative review.] 3-18-15
  36. Iran. “Iran and Argentina: The Defectors’ Tale.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Three former Venezuelan insiders say Hugo Chavez brokered a cash-for-nuclear-technology deal.] 3-23-15
  37. Iran. “Iran’s Coming Leadership Crisis.” By Sohrab Ahmari. [Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has cancer. After him are men even less likely to comply with a nuclear deal.] 3-23-15
  38.  Iran. “Pleading With Iran.” [Obama invokes the people he failed to speak for in 2009.] 3-21-15
  39. Iran. “The Yemen Meltdown.” [The U.S. withdrawal is a victory for Iran and al Qaeda.] 3-20-15
  40. Iran. “Obama’s Iran Policy Is Lost at Sea.” By Claudia Rosett. [How can the U.S. hope to keep tabs on Tehran’s nuclear program when we can’t even track its oil tankers?] 3-27-15
  41. Iran. “Iran Keeps Its Nuclear Secrets.” [Tehran hides its past weaponization work, despite its promises.] 3-28-15
  42. Iran. “Iran’s Negotiating Triumph Over Obama and America.” By Reuel Marc Gerecht [The U.S. is surrendering control of verification to the United Nations, where our influence is weak.] 4-4-15
  43. Iran. “Misplaying America’s Hand With Iran.” By Peggy Noonan. [The president’s desperation for a foreign-policy legacy is leading toward a bad nuclear deal – and a dangerous one.] 4-4-15
  44. Iran. “Obama’s Iran ‘Framework.’* “ [*Details to be disclosed, and even negotiated, later.] 4-3-15
  45. Iran. “The Capitulationist.” [President Obama’s Dec. 7, 2013 interview with billionaire Haim Saban.] by Bret Stephens. 3-31-15
  46. Iran. “Why the Iran Deal Is Irrelevant.” By Daniel Henninger. [“…North Korea proves, irrefutably, that the “talks” model, absent credible measures of coercion or threat, won’t work…”] 4-2-15
  47. Iran. “Obama and the ‘Inevitable Critics.” By Bret Stephens. [“…It is typically crass of Mr. Obama that he should try to justify his failed diplomacy with the false alternative of a hypothetical war….] 4-7-15
  48. Iran. “The Iran Deal and Its Consequences.” By Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz. [Mixing shrewd diplomacy with defiance of U.N. resolutions, Iran had turned the negotiation on its head.] 4-8-15
  49. Iran. “Corker’s Fickle Friends on Iran.” By Kimberley A. Strassel. [Senate Democrats who once were hawkish about a nuclear deal have gone into hiding.] 4-10-15
  50. Iran. “Happy Days for Iran’s Master Diplomat.” By Homan W. Jenkins. [It’s springtime for the Islamic Republic – just ask the man who had a starring role in the nuclear talks.] 4-11-15
  51. Iran. “Russian Missiles for the Ayatollah.”   4-14-15
  52. Iran. “Obama’s One-Man Nuclear Deal.” [Congress will get a vote but the President still has a free hand.] 4-15-15
  53. Iran. LTE. “Will the Iran Deal Bring Fission or the Fusion of Peace?” 4-15-15
  54. Iran. “Iran’s Nuclear Bazaar.” [China and Russia agree to help build five new reactors.] 4-17-15
  55. Iran. “The Nuclear Deal With Iran Needs Work – Lots of It.” By James A. Baker. [If Iran demands the removal of all sanctions once a final deal is signed, there shouldn’t be a final agreement.] 4-17-15
  56. Iran. “Whatever the Ayatollah Wants.” [President Obama keeps giving and giving and giving.] 4-20-15
  57. Iran. “Chemical Assad Strikes Again.”   [Iran can see how the West fails to enforce an arms-control deal.] 4-21-15
  58. Iran. “Iran Rekindles Relations With Hamas.” By Con Coughlin. [A rift between Tehran and the terrorist group in Gaza has been repaired, and aid is flowing again.] 4-22-15
  59. Iran. “China’s Nuclear Warning.” [Twenty years after an Iran-style deal, North Korea has 20 bombs.] 4-24-15
  60. Iran. “The President Daydreams on Iran.” By Mortimer Zuckerman. [Anyone who looks at the nuclear deal and sees success is living in a world of rainbows and unicorns.] 4-25-15
  61. Iran. LTE. “Remember, the Negotiations With Iran Are Multilateral.” 5-1-15.
  62. Iran. “Corker-Cardin’s Good Compromise.” [Killing this oversight would only give Obama more Iran running room.” 5-2-15
  63. Iran. “Steering Children From Iran’s Deadly Grasp.” (The Weekend Interview with Ahmad al-Assaad, by Sohrab Ahmari). [A Shiite who dares to oppose Hezbollah in Lebanon on his camp where the young learn that Sunnis aren’t evil and Iran needn’t rule their lives.] [A lot of young Lebanese hate America, but we ask them, “Why do you hate America?” You can change a lot at a young age.] 5-9-15
  64. Iran. LTE. “Pirates Are Untrustworthy Partners.” 5-9-15
  65. Iran. “Much More Is Needed to Stop Iran From Getting the Bomb.” By Lindsey Graham. [Obama will reluctantly sign a bill giving Congress more say over a final deal. Here’s what we should be looking for.] 5-18-15
  66. Iran. “The Rational Ayatollah Hypothesis.” By Bret Stephens. [“Can there be a rational, negotiable, relatively reasonable bigot?…] 5-26-15
  67. Iran. “Iran Holds America Hostage.” [The regime puts a Washington Post reporter on trial.] 6-1-15
  68. Iran. “France, Obama and the Ayatollah.” [Fabius talks tough about inspections, but he’s fallen in line before.] Iran. “Iran Holds America Hostage.” [The regime puts a Washington Post reporter on trial.] 6-2-15
  69. Iran. “Iran Owes Millions to Victims of Its Terrorism.” By Anne Dammarell. [How survivors of a 1983 embassy bombing sued Tehran – and won.] 6-19-15
  70. Iran. “At Home With Our Iranian Nuclear Partners.” By Jared Genser and Sara Birkenthal. [Tehran has put to death more than 1,300 people since 2013. Its political prisoners exceed 900.] 6-23-15
  71. Iran. “See No Iran Evil at State.” [Here’s why Obama will ignore Tehran’s nuclear violations.] 6-23-15
  72. Iran. “Obama Ignores the Tehran-Terror Connection.” By Robert Morgenthau. [A nuclear deal will mean billions for Iran, but no means for curtailing its support for terrorism.] 6-25-15
  73. Iran. “The Iranian Diplomat Who Repudiated the Regime.” By Sohrab Ahmari. [When the Green Movement was crushed in June 2009, Hossein Alizadeh realized Iran’s leaders can’t be trusted.] 6-27-15
  74. Iran. LTE. “Iran’s Nuclear Negotiators Run Rings Around Our Own.” 6-29-15
  75. Iran. “The Iranian Nuclear Paradox.” By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz. [Once an agreement is reached, a U.S.-Iran confrontation becomes more likely, more quickly.] 7-9-15
  76. Iran. “Tehran’s Nuclear Triumph.” [The deal leaves Tehran on the cusp of a bomb while sanctions vanish.] 7-15-15
  77. Iran. “The Best Arguments for an Iran Deal.” By Bret Stephens. [“…Or maybe we won’t be lucky. Maybe there’s no special providence for nations drunk on hope, led by fools.”] 7-14-15
  78. Iran. “Why They’re Cheering in Tehran.” By Frederick Kagan. [The nuclear deal is an opaque 159 pages, offering sanctions relief and vague promises of inspections.] 7-15-15
  79. Iran. “Obama’s False Iran Choice.” [There was a better alternative to his deal. He never pursued it.] [“…Congress shouldn’t be any more impressed by his false ultimatums than the Iranians were by his weak diplomacy.”] 7-16-15
  80. Iran. “The Iranian Nuclear-Inspection Charade.” By William Tobey. [Iran is allowed ample time, up to 24 days, to hide or destroy evidence before inspectors are given access.] 7-16-15
  81. Iran. “A Richer Iran Will Target the Americas.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Last October police in Lima found detonators and TNT in the home of a Hezbollah operative.] 7-20-15
  82. Iran. “Iran’s Attention-span Advantage.” By L. Gordon Crovitz. [Tehran’s goals haven’t wavered since 1979. The U.S. couldn’t even keep track of its concessions.] 7-20-15
  83. Iran. “Obama’s U.N. First Gambit.” [He uses the Security Council to box in Congress on Iran.] 7-21-15
  84. Iran. “The Iran Deal’s Collapsing Rationale.” By Bret Stephens. [“…To adapt a phrase, the administration believes that it has to destroy a region in order to save it…] 7-21-15
  85. Iran. LTE. “Iran Will Treat Any Obama Red Lines with Contempt.” 7-21-15
  86. Iran. “The Iran Deal’s Collapsing Rationale.” By Bret Stephens. [“…To adapt a phrase, the administration believes that it has to destroy a region in order to save it…] 7-21-15
  87. Iran. LTE. “Iran’s Declared Sites Subject to Continual Inspection.” 7-22-15
  88. Iran. “Iran Inspections in 24 Days? Not Even Close.” By Hillel Fradkin and Lewis Libby. 7-22-15
  89. Iran. “Iranian Nuclear Scientist Relief.” [The deal lifts sanctions on two atomic scientists and a proliferator.] 7-22-15
  90. Iran. “The Calamity of Obama’s Iran Deal.” By Mitt Romney. [If the ayatollahs have a nuclear weapon, they will use it. Now they’re on the path to get one.] 7-23-15
  91. Iran. “The Iranian Inspections Mirage.” [Tehran will have much time and many loopholes to exploit.] 7-23-15
  92. Iran. “The Iran Deal and the ‘Problem of Conjecture.’” By Niall Ferguson. [Obama is hoping that the nuclear pact will lead to equilibrium in the Middle East. All the evidence points the other way.] 7-25-15
  93. Iran. “The Lawless Underpinnings of the Iran Nuclear Deal.” By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey. [The Obama end-run around the Constitution could yet be blocked if states exercise their own sanctions regimes.] 7-27-15
  94. Iran. LTE. “Iran Inspections Are a Moot Point.” 7-27-15
  95. Iran. LTE. “Where Are the Other Doomsayers. 7-27-15
  96. Iran. “The Syria Sham and the Iran Deal.” By Bret Stephens. [“…What ties the Syrian sham to the Iranian one is an American president…his weakness apparent to everyone but himself.] 7-28-15
  97. Iran. LTE.”The U.S. Gives Iran Nuclear Golden Pass.” 7-28-15
  98. Iran. LTE “Tehran’s Janus-Faced Negotiator.” 7-29-15
  99. Iran. “Iran’s Closed Covenants.” [Congress should insist on public disclosure of secret nuclear side deals.] 8-1-15
  100. Iran. LTE. “Conjectures and Refutations and the Iran Nuclear Deal.” 8-1-15
  101. Iran. “History Contradicts the Dream of Iranian Moderation. By Reuel Marc Gerecht. [Repressions lifted slightly in the 1990s but the economy did not, and state-sponsored terrorism abroad continued.] 8-1-15
  102. Iran. “Release the Secret Iran Deals.” By Tom Cotton and Mike Pompeo. [“…The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act says Congress must have full access to all nuclear-agreement documents…”] 8-3-15
  103. Iran. “No Military Site Inspections?” [A key adviser to Iran’s leader says U.N. access is ‘absolutely forbidden.’] 8-4-15
  104. Iran. “Iran and Obama vs. the States.”  By Sarah Steelman. [In the nuclear deal, the U.S. pledges to do all it can to block state sanctions of Tehran.] 8-5-15
  105. Iran. LTE. “The Iran Deal and the Likelihood of Future Nuclear War.” 8-5-15
  106. Iran. “Confrontation with Iran Is Inevitable.” By Jose Maria Aznar. [Delay only ensures that Iran will be stronger, richer and bolder when the moment comes.] 8-6-15
  107. Iran. “Cash for the Revolutionary Guards.” [The nuclear deal is a financial windfall for Iran’s military wing.] 8-6-15
  108. Iran. “Schumer’s Iran Dissent.” [The New Yorker joins a growing list of Democratic opponents.] 8-8-15
  109. Iran. LTE. “The Iran Deal Is Not a Treaty or Law, So It Can’t Bind the States.” 8-11-15
  110. Iran. “Congress Can Rewrite the Iran Deal.” By Orde Kittrie. [There is nothing unusual about doing this. The Senate has required changes in more than 200 submitted treaties before giving its consent.] 8-13-15
  111. Iran. U.S. Propaganda. “Selling Policy With the Voice of America.” By Sohrab Ahmari. [The broadcaster is giving Iranians a lopsided view of how the nuclear deal is regarded in the U.S.] 8-14-15
  112. Iran. “Debts of the Ayatollah.” [Iran gets money that should be used to pay its terror victims.] 8-17-15
  113. Iran. LTE. “Democratic Opposition to Iran Deal.” 8-17-15
  114. Iran. “Iran’s Secret Self-Inspections.” [A report says the IAEA won’t have access to the Parchin nuclear site.] 8-20-15
  115. Iran. LTE. “Sen. Schumer’s Stand on the Iran Deal Won’t Cost Much.” 8-20-15
  116. Iran. “Congress’s Rewriting the Nuclear Non-Treaty With Iran.” 8-21-15
  117. Iran / Saudi Arabia. “The Saudis Reply to Iran’s Rising Danger.” [The Weekend Interview with Anwar Eshki, by Sohrab Ahmari.] [An influential Saudi former military commander on making common cause with Israel and warming toward Russia as the U.S. backs away.] 8-22-15
  118. Iran. “The ‘Death to England’ Embassy.” [“…Iran, Europe and President Obama are trying to present Congress with a fait accompli even before it votes on the deal next month.”] 8-25-15
  119. Iran. “On the Iran Nuclear Deal: Yes, but…” by Richard Haass. [Simply approving the agreement doesn’t address its many shortcomings. Here’s what Congress should do.] 8-29-15             [[Mr. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations.]]
  120. Iran. “Let States Do the Job Obama Won’t: Sanction Iran.” By James Inhofe and Scott Pruitt. [The Administration doesn’t want states to ‘interfere’ with its nuclear deal with Tehran.] 8-31-15
  121. Iran. LTE. “Obama Must Do More Than Engage Iran Deal’s Critics.” 9-2-15
  122. Iran. LTE. “The Saudis Are Right About Iran.” 9-3-15
  123. Iran. “Khamenei the Democrat.” [The Ayatollah issues a new demand on the nuclear deal.] 9-5-15
  124. Iran. LTE. “Foreign Policy is Not a State Responsibility.” 9-5-15
  125. Iran. “Hold Iran to the Language in the Deal.” By Alan M. Dershowitz. [The agreement says that ‘under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons..’”] 9-8-15
  126. Iran. “Is Iran Another ObamaCare?” by Daniel Henninger. 9-10-15
  127. Iran. “No Filibustering the Vote on the Iran Deal.” By Joseph I Lieberman. [Democrats want to use a procedural tactic to avoid voting on this historic agreement.] 9-10-15
  128. Iran. LTE. “It’s Folly to Think That the Iran Deal Can Be Revised.” 9-10-15
  129. Iran. “Cleaning Up After the Obama Team’s Iran Deal.” By Michael Mukasey. [Show Tehran the ways it may lose what it won at the gaming tables in Vienna.] 9-14-15
  130. Iran. “Iran’s Nuclear Selfies.” [Tehran provides its own samples from Parchin. The IAEA is pleased. 9-23-15
  131. Iran. LTE. “Iran Deal: We Have Little Credibility to Lose.” 9-23-15
  132. Iran. “The Mullahs Say Thanks.” [Iran becomes more belligerent in the wake of the nuclear deal.] 10-13-15
  133. Iran. “Iran’s Indecent Proposal.” [Khamenei haggles over the price of American Surrender.] 10-27-15
  134. Iran. “Iran’s Clenched Fist to America.” [Now Tehran is arresting U.S. citizens who support the regime.] 11-5-15
  135. Iran. “Iran’s Nuclear Nondisclosure.” [Tehran hides its past weaponization work. The U.N. gives up.] 12-5-15
  136. Iran. “The Mullahs Thank Mr. Obama.” [Iran responds to the nuclear accord with military aggression.] 1-2-16
  137. Iran. “Iran’s Congressional Veto.” [“…Time for choosing whether Iran or Congress poses the greater danger to the U.S.”] GOP “The GOP’s 2016 Opportunity.” [Why Republicans have a strong chance to retake the White House.] 1-5-16
  138. Iran. “Normalizing Iran.” By Bret Stephens. [Why are liberals campaigning to make this most illiberal regime acceptable?] 1-19-16
  139. Iran. “Iran’s Hostage Triumph.” [The U.S. pays a steep ransom for the release of four innocents.] 1-19-16
  140. Iran. “American Tax Dollars for the Mullahs.” [Tehran gets more cash while its U.S. victims get nothing.] 1-23-16
  141. Iran. “The Humbling of the West.” By Daniel Henninger. [“…new photographs in recent weeks …document the abject humiliation of the West by Iran…”] 1-28-16
  142. Iran. “A Moderate Iranian Purge.”   [“…Iranians hoping for greater freedom under a real democracy will have to wait for a more revolutionary form of change than fake elections and sweetheart nuclear deals.”] 1-28-16
  143. Iran. “Medals for U.S. Humiliation.” [Iran honors the commanders who captured U.S. sailors.] 2-1-16
  144. Iran. Bookshelf \ by Reuel Marc Gerecht. “The Revolution Devours Its Own:” “Children of Paradise,” by Laura Secor. [The longtime aspiration of Iranian leftists – that gradual, peaceful change could come from within the system – in now a pipe dream.] 2-4-16
  145. Iran. LTE. “The Humbling of America and the Rise of Iran.” 2-9-16
  146. Iran. LTE. “Iran’s Medals Show Its Communication Skills.” 2-10-16 [“…America’s strange accommodation of Iranian bellicose behavior is undermining the faith and confidence of America’s friends and allies …]
  147. Iran. “The Overlooked Iranian Missile Threat.” By Jonathan Ruhe and Blake Fleisher.  2-22-16
  148. Iran. “Where Obama Fails on Iran Sanctions, the Gulf States Can Step In.” by David Andrew Weinberg and Mark Dubowitz. [Saudi Arabia and its allies have potent financial weapons to deploy. Some are already kicking in.] 2-22-16
  149. Iran. “Moderation, Tehran-Style.” [Iranians can vote for whomever the Ayatollahs say they can vote for.] 2-29-16
  150. Iran. “Iran’s Moderates Go Ballistic.” [More missile tests in violation of their nuclear commitments.] 3-10-16
  151. Iran. “Iran’s U.N. Free Pass. “ [Russia blocks sanctions against Tehran for its ballistic-missile tests.] 3-17-16
  152. Iran. “The U.S. Senate Take on Iran.” [Republicans move to sanction Tehran for ballistic-missile tests.] 3-25-16
  153. Iran. “Dollarizing the Ayatollahs.” By Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer. [The White House appears poised to give Iran access to the U.S. financial system. Watch out.] 3-28-16
  154. Iran. “More Dollars for the Ayatollahs.” [The U.S. capitulates to Iran’s demand to trade in greenbacks.] 4-2-16
  155. Iran. “One Year After the Iran Nuclear Deal.” By Yousef Al Otaiba. [Don’t be fooled. The Iran we have long known – hostile, expansionist, violent – is alive and well.] 4-4-16
  156. Iran. LTE. “One Year Later, It’s Still a Terrible Iran Deal. 4-9-16
  157. Iran. “Prisoner of the Ayatollahs” [A pro-democracy leader under house arrest demands justice.]. 4-15-16
  158. Iran. “Iran and the U.S. Constitution.” [A victory for terror victims — and the separation of powers.] 4-21-16
  159. Iran. “Kerry’s Peculiar Message About Iran for European Banks. “ by Stuart Levey. [Why is Washington pushing banks like mine to do what is still illegal for American banks.?] 5-13-16
  160. Iran. “Iran’s Infiltration of Latin America.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [With U.S. influence waning, Tehran moves in, as a new report on Argentina shows.]  6-20-16
  161. Iran. “Truth Catches the Iran Deal.”  By Bret Stephens.  [Obama trumpets an agreement that Tehran violates at every turn.]   7-12-16
  162. Iran. “The Boeing Sale to Iran Runs Into Turbulence.  By Emanuele Ottolenghi and Mark Dubowitz.  [The House is trying to stop the sale of jets to a state sponsor of terrorism – the one with a nuclear deal the White House is protecting.]  7-13-16
  163. Iran. “Obama’s Cash for Iran’s Hostages.”  [The payoffs encouraged the ayatollahs to grab more Americans.]  8-4-16
  164. Iran. Obama.  “The President’s Non-Ransom to Iran.”  [Obama chooses to believe in a world that doesn’t exist.]   8-5-16
  165. Iran. Obama.  “The $400 Million: Legal but Not Right.”  By Michael B. Mukasey.  [Obama’s money drop to Iran raises questions:  Why cash, and why in an unmarked plane?  The explanation isn’t pretty.]  8-5-16
  166. Iran. LTE.  “Money to Iran for Hostages Undermines Peace.”  8-9-16
  167. Iran. “Obama’s R-Word for Iran.”  [A spokesman calls it ‘leverage’ for prisoners, aka ransom for hostages.]  8-19-16
  168. Iran. “Loopholes for the Mullahs.” [Secret side deals allow Iran to skirt limits in the nuclear deal.] 9-2-16
  169. Iran. “Remember Iran’s Role in 9/11.” By Joseph I. Lieberman. [Forgetful officials should not be rewarding Tehran for its deadly actions with gifts like sanctions relief.] 9-8-16
  170. Iran. LTE.  “The Islamic Republic Has Long  fought Terror.”  9-14-16
  171. Iran. “Iran Can’t Whitewash Its Record of Terror.”  By Adel Al-Jubeir (foreign minister of Saudi Arabia)  [Saudi Arabia would welcome better ties with Tehran – but first it must stop supporting terrorism.]  9-19-16
  172. Iran. “Iranian Cause and Effect.”  [Tehran’s Houthi allies fire at U.S. ships after U.S. sanctions relief.]  10-12-16
  173. Iran. “Iranian Ransom consequences.”  [The mullahs hand 10-year sentences to two more U.S. hostages.]  10-22-16
  174. Iran. “Mike Pompeo’s Iran File.” [If he honors the nuclear deal, Trump needs to enforce it vigorously.]  11-22-16
  175. Iran. “Iran’s Prisoner of the Revolution.” [A beloved son of the regime goes to jail for disclosing its crimes]  12-5-16
  176. Iran. “The Mullahs’ Syrian Airlift Gets a Boost.” By Sohrab Ahmari.  [Boeing sells 80 aircraft to an Iranian regime that uses passenger jets to supply Bashar Assad.  Thank Obama’s nuclear deal.]  12-17-16
  177. Iran. “Five Ways for Trump to Put Tehran on Notice.”  By Michael Makovsky.  [The new administration can renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal from a position of strength.]  1-4-17
  178. Iran. “Rafsanjani was Iran’s Mythical ‘Moderate.’” By Sohrab Ahmari.  [Vain dreams of reform haven’t died with the Islamic Republic’s former president.]  1-9-17
  179. Iran. “Trump’s Iran Notice.”  [Tehran tests the new President with another ballistic missile launch.]  2-1-17
  180. Iran. “Trump’s Policy Turn on Iran.” [Treasury imposes new sanctions against Tehran’s ballistic missile program.] 2-4-17
  181. Iran. “The Iran Deal Can’t Be Enforced.” By John Bolton. [The agreement’s entire basis is appeasement. It merely ‘calls upon’ Tehran not to test missiles.] 2-6-17
  182. Iran. “To Break the Moscow-Tehran Alliance, Target Iran’s Regime.” By Michael Ledeen. [Putin may not like the Islamic Republic, but it serves his interests in important ways.] 2-14-17
  183. Iran. “Western Feminists Snub an Iranian Heroine.” By Darya Safai. 3-2-17
  184. Iran. “Iran’s New Crackdown.” [Christians, journalists, and opposition leaders are the latest targets.] 3-18-17
  185. Iran. “Iran Is a Bigger Threat Than Syria and North Korea combined.” By Michael Oren. [Damascus and Pyongyang violated their agreement. Tehrean can comply and still threaten millions] 4-15-17
  186. Iran. “The World Didn’t Agree to a Nuclear-Armed Iran, Even in 10 Years.”  By Max Singer.  [Obama’s deal only delayed a showdown.  America and its allies should be using the time to prepare.]  5-10-17
  187. Iran. “In Iran’s Election, Americans Should Root for the ‘Hard-Liner.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht. [The ‘moderate’ Rouhani has made it too easy for American officials to deceive themselves.]  5-17-17
  188. Iran. “Tehran’s Own Worst Enemy.”  (Bookshelf by Reuel Marc Gerecht)..”Democracy in Iran.”  By Misagh Parsa.  [A theocratic regime has made Iranians less observant.  The number of clerics in parliament has diminished greatly since the revolution.]  6-21-17
  189. Iran. “Confront Iran the Reagan Way.”  By Mark Dubowitz.  [In 1983 he abandoned ‘containment’ and adopted a plan to roll back Soviet expansionism.  It worked.]  7-5-17
  190. Iran. “The Nuclear Spirit of Iran.”  [Tehran continues to exploit John Kerry’s missile loophole.]  7-28-17
  191. Iran. “Iran Is Using Syria to Advance Toward the Mediterranean.”  By Naftali Bennett.  [Islamic State needs to be stopped, but Tehran is a far more menacing strategic threat.]  8-8-17
  192. Iran. “Nisman and the Iranians.” [Did the Islamic Republic poison an Argentine prosecutor?] 8-24-17
  193. Iran. “Iran Remembers the Murderous Summer of 1988.” By Shabnam Madadzadeh.  [The regime executed an estimated 30,000 people.  Their ‘trials’ usually lasted minutes.]  9-20-17
  194. Iran. “How Trump Can Improve the Iran Deal.”  By Mark Dubowitz and David Albright.  [He can decertify the accord as too dangerous to continue while renegotiating its worst aspects.]  9-26-17
  195. Iran. “The Iran Deal Isn’t Worth Saving.”  By John Bolton.  [The idea of ‘decertifying’ the agreement but staying in it is too cute by half.  Trump should cut cleanly.]  9-29-17
  196. Iran. “Decertifying the Iran Deal Wouldn’t Have to Kill It.”  By Dennis Ross.  [If Trump Takes this step, he should explain the distinction hi is making – and why it matters.]  10-6-17
  197. Iran. “How to Defeat the Islamic Republic.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [Iran’s regime resembles the Soviet Union in its dying days.  Trump can follow Reagan’s example.]  10-12-17
  198. Iran. “The Iran Deal Violates U.S. Law. “  by David E. Rivkin Jr. and James L. Connaughton.  [Obama let Tehran get into the medical-isotope business, contrary to the intent of Congress.]  10-13-17
  199. Iran. “Trump’s Iran Strategy.”  [A nuclear fudge in the service of a larger containment policy.]  10-14-17
  200. Iran. “A Slow Death for the Iran Deal.”  By John Bolton. [Trump has ‘scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it.’  But proposed congressional ‘fixes’ are feckless.]  10-16-17
  201. Iran. “Trump’s Iran Strategy Needs Much Improvement.”  By Kenneth M. Pollack.  [To counter Tehran’s influence, start with Iraq and Syria – not the nuclear deal.] 11-20-17
  202. Iran. “Murder Most Foul in Argentina.”  [A judge rules that a prosecutor investigating Iran was murdered.]  12-28-17
  203. Iran. “New Protests in Iran.”  [Demonstrations spread against the regime and its imperial adventures.]  12-30-17
  204. Iran. “Iran’s Theocracy Is on the Brink.”  By Mark Dubowitz and Ray Takeyh.  [Every decade the Islamist regime has been in power, an uprising has cost it an element of its legitimacy.]  1-2-18
  205. Iran. “Busting Illusions About Iran.”  [Trump puts America on the side of the people, not the Ayatollahs.]  1-3-18
  206. Iran. “Make Iran Great Again.” By Daniel Henninger. [Like Barack Obama, Tehran’s rulers don’t know how a real economy works.] 1-4-18
  207. Iran. “The Secular Republic of Iran.” By Reuel Marc Gerecht. [In a theocracy, political protests will always have religious implications.] 1-5-18
  208. Iran. “These Iranian Protests Are Different From 2009.” By Maryam Rajavi. [Then, the cause was a rift within the regime. Now, the people are demanding an end to the regime.] 1-9-18
  209. Iran. “Coreligionists in Kleptocracy.” By Holman W Jenkins, Jr. [What Russia and Iran have in common is someday their people will say ‘enough.’] 1-10-18
  210. Iran. “Don’t end the Iran Deal, Fix It.” By Michael Doran. [Trump and Congress could forge a new consensus by enacting a law making the nuclear limits permanent.] 1-10-18
  211. Iran. “Trump’s Iran Gamble.” [He issues a red line to rewrite the nuclear deal or reimpose sanctions.] 1-13-18
  212. Iran. “Beyond the Iran Nuclear Deal.” By John Bolton. [U.S. policy should be to end the Islamic Republic before its 40th anniversary.] 1-16-18
  213. Iran. “Iran’s Regime Probably Won’t Die Quietly.” By Ray Takeyh. [Thanks to Obama’s deal, it could become the first nuclear power to undergo a violent revolution,] 1-17-18
  214. Iran. “Iran’s Internet Imperative.” [The U.S. can do far more to help Iranians defeat the regime’s firewall.] 1-18-18
  215. Iran.  “Hit Ayatollah Khamenei in His Pocketbook.”  By Mark Dubowitz and Saeed Ghasseminejad.  [Supporters brag about his modest lifestyle, but Iran’s ruler runs a billion-dollar corporate conglomerate.]  1-23-18
  216. Iran. “Iran’s Ailing Hostages.” [Western prisoners keep dying in the Rouhani regime’s dungeons.] 2-15-18
  217. Iran. “ Life in an Iranian Dungeon for Being a Tech Expert.”” By Maryann Nayeb Yazdi. [To stifle online dissent, the regime made an example of Saced Maekpour. His nightmare began in 2008.] 2-20-18
  218. Iran. “ Life in an Iranian Dungeon for Being a Tech Expert.”” By Maryann Nayeb Yazdi. [To stifle online dissent, the regime made an example of Saced Maekpour. His nightmare began in 2008.] 2-20-18
  219. Iran. “Iran’s Syrian Front.” [Assad’s atrocities grow as Tehran builds a new anti-Israel satellite.] 2-22-18
  220. Iran . “The World Must Unite to Stop Iran.” By Jose Maria Aznar and Stephen Harper. [Israel, the U.S. and some Arab states have stepped up. Europe needs to show much more resolve.] 3-5-18
  221. Iran. “Let Rouhani and Khamenei Fight.” By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh. [It’s in America’s interest for the Iranian regime’s bitter power struggle to intensify further.] 3-7-18
  222. Iran. “The Senate’s Iran Helpers.” [A Senate coalition tries to hamstring U.S. aid for the Saudis in Yemen.] 3-20-18
  223. Iran. “Europe Will Now Decide If the Iran Deal Survives.” By Mark Dubowitz. [France, the U.K. and Germany can accept Trump’s conditions or kill the agreement.] 4-2-18
  224. Internet. “Local Laws Imperil 5G Innovation.” By Robert McDowell. [Misapplied zoning rules and huge fees block antennas the size of pizza boxes.] 4-3-18
  225. Iran. “Europe, Trump and the Iran Deal.” [Macron’s move opens the way for a joint rewrite of the pact.] 4-27-18
  226. Iran. “To Promote Nonproliferation, Kill the Iran Deal Now.” By Jamil N. Jaffer. [The Europeans won’t do business with Tehran if that means losing access to American banks.] 4-30-18
  227. Iran.  Foreign Affairs. “A Crisis on Each End of Asia.” By Walter Russell Mead. [Modest success on North Korea is giving the U.S. breathing room to focus on Iran.] 5-1-18
  228. Iran. “The Iran-Israel Shadow War.” [The 2015 nuclear deal has financed Iran’s Syria military buildup.] 5-1-18
  229. Iran.  “After Obama’s Iran Deal.”  [Trump can exit because Obama never built U.S. support for the pact.]  5-9-18
  230. Iran. “It’s Trump’s Iran Deal Now.” By Daniel Henninger. [The Obama nuclear agreement is going to be revised, with or without Europe.] 5-10-18
  231. Iran.  ‘Trump, Iran and American Power.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [The president sees Tehran’s overreach as an opportunity to arrest U.S. decline.]  5-15-18
  232. Iran. “America’s So-Called Allies.” By Daniel Henninger. [For the Europeans, Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was always about the money.] 5-17-18
  233. Iran. “Putting a New Squeeze on Iran.” [Pompeo lays out a strategy of severe economic pressure.] 5-22-18
  234. Iran. “Iran, Get Ready for the Battle Rial.” By Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg. [The Trump Administration has declared financial war on the regime. It’s a good bet America will win.] 5-22-18
  235. Iran. “Don’t Fear Regime Change in Iran.” By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh. [For the past century it has been in a struggle between oppressive rulers and a freedom-hungry public.] 6-12-18
  236. Iran. “To Help Iran, Angela Merkel Tries to Pull a Fast One With Swift.” By Richard Goldberg and Mark Dubowitz. [U.S. sanctions won’t bit until Tehran can no longer accept oil payments from European buyers.] 6-21-18
  237. Iran. “The Oil Weapon Can Fell the Ayatollahs.” By Nawaf E. Obaid. [U.S. sanctions and Saudi production are a potent combination.] 7-2-18
  238. Iran. “Iran’s Persistent Protests.” [More demonstrations as the regime scrambles to beat new sanctions.] 7-5-18
  239. Iran. “Iranians Are Now Chanting ‘Death to Palestine.” By Eliora Katz. [Khamenei calls enmity toward Israel ‘an issue of the heart.’ 7-14-18
  240. Iran.  “Pompeo’s Iran Truth-Telling.”  [The President’s tweet distracts from a better speech.]  7-24-18
  241. Iran.  “Iranian Terror on European Soil.”  By Hossein Abedini.  [I was attacked in Istanbul in 1990.  An attack in Paris was foiled this month.]  7-24-18
  242. Iran.  “The Run on Iran’s Rial.”  [The currency is falling and inflation is rising as renewed sanctions loom.]  7-31-18
  243. Iran. “Iranians Want Our Country Back.” By Resa Pahlavi. [Civil disobedience, public demonstrations and strikes aim at a systemic collapse of the regime.] 8-16-18
  244. Iran.  “You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide From Iran Sanctions.”  By Richard Goldberg and Behnam Ben Taleblu.  [The nuclear deal’s proponents say China, Russia and India won’t comply.  They’ll have to.]  8-29-18
  245. Iran.  “A Swift Iran Decision.”  [Iranian banks have to be expelled from the global financing network.]  10-17-18
  246. Iran. “Zero Hour for the Islamic Republic.”  By Danny Danon.  [The time has come for the world to unite against Iran’s regime.]  10-25-18
  247. Iran.  “Iran’s European Hit Squads.”  [The European Union looks unserious about a real internal threat.]  10-31-18
  248. Iran.  “The World Can Live without Iranian Oil.”  By rick Perry.  [The U.S. energy boom will help the global supply meet demand.]  11-5-18
  249. Iran.  “The New Iran Sanctions.”  11-5-18
  250. Iran.  “Tehran Counts on a Divided West.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht.  [The Trump administration must persuade Democrats and foreign allies to counter the regime’s aggression.]  12-13-18
  251. Iran.  “Europe’s Baby Steps on Iran.” [New sanctions help.  Now work with the U.S. for a better nuclear deal.]  1-10-19
  252. Iran.  “Iran’s Clarifying Candor.”  [A top official admits the country was always preparing to break out.]  2-7-19
  253. Iran.  “Keep Your Revolution to Yourself, Iran.”  By Ahmed Awad BinMubarak.  [Yemen suffers the brunt of Tehran’s regional ambitions.]  2-15-19
  254. Iran.  “Build an Iranian Sanctions Wall.”  By Mark Dubowitz.  [Some Democrats promise to return to the Obama deal.  Trump can stop them by taking action now.]  4-3-19
  255. Iran.  “More Reality Recognition on Iran.” 4-9-19
  256. Iran.  “A Warning to Soleimani.”  [The U.S. sends a signal to the commander of Iran’s Quds force.]  5-7-19
  257. Iran.  “Blaming America First on Iran.”  [Trump is trying to protect U.S. interests, not start a war.]    5-16-19
  258. Iran.  “Iran has Been at War for 40 Years.”  By Mohammed Alyahya.   [Obama’s policy heightened the danger from Tehran, while Trump’s shows promise of easing it.]  5-28-19
  259. Iran.  “Iran Puts Trump to the test.”  By Michael Makovsky.  [He’s knocked the regime off balance.  Now he needs to maintain credibility.]  6-2-19
  260. Iran.  “The Iranian Tanker Attacks.”  [Looks like it was wise for the U.S. to send naval assets to the Gulf.]  6-14-19
  261. Iran.  “America Can Face Down a Fragile Iran.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [The regime is dangerous, but it isn’t nearly strong enough to withstand a prolonged confrontation.]  6-17-19
  262. Iran.  “The Case for Restraint in the Gulf.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [As long a U.S. ships aren’t struck, Trump should stick with his current Iran strategy.]  6-18-19
  263. Iran.  “Iran, Europe and Trump.”  [Graph:  “Oil as a Strategic Advantage.”]  6-18-19
  264. Iran.  “Iran Calls Trump’s bluff.”  [The President is caught between hawkish goals and dovish means.]  6-22-19
  265. Iran.  “Donald Trump’s Iran Show.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [He has a nose for power, and he thinks Tehran is weaker than Obama understood.] 6-25-19
  266. Iran.  “The Iran Hawk Returns.”  [New U.S. sanctions and leaks about a cyber attack on Tehran.]  6-25-19
  267. Iran.  “Congress Emboldens Iran in the Name of Peace in Yemen.”  By Will Hurd.  [Instead, condemn the Houthis for human-rights violations and demand they observe a cease-fire.]  6-26-19
  268. Iran.  “Getting Iran Out of Syria Is No Easy Task.”  By Jonathan Spyer.  [Israeli air power isn’t enough.  And it isn’t clear the Russians could do it even if they were willing.]  7-10-19
  269. Iran. “Call Iran’s Bluff With an Offer of Nuclear Power.” By Lindsey Graham and Jack Keane. [No enrichment, but other countries could supply the fuel rods for the peaceful production of energy.] 7-15-19
  270. Iran. “Stop Indulging Javad Zarif.” By Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht. [There’s nothing ‘moderate’ about the Iranian foreign minister, who is now threatening our think tank.] 8-30-19
  271. Iran. “Tehran Threatens a Think Tank.” [The regime targets a U.S. group for opposing the 2015 nuclear deal.] 8-31-19
  272. Iran. “Macron’s Bad Bargain with Iran.” 9-9-19
  273. Iran. “Iran’s Other Terror Front.” By Brian Hook. [Using the Houthis as its proxy, the Iranian regime has established a strategic outpost in war-torn Yemen.] 9-10-19
  274. Iran. “Iran’s Return Handshake.” [An attack on Saudi oil production shows John Bolton was right.] 9-16-19
  275. Iran. “Iran’s Whip Hand.” [Tehran thinks it’s winning the fight over Trump’s sanctions.] 9-19-19
  276. Iran. “Why Trump Is Winning on Iran.” By Holman w. Jenkins, Jr. [The U.S. should focus on sanctions while letting the Saudis cope with any nasty local spillovers.] 9-21-19
  277. Iran. “Don’t Rule Out War With Iran.” By Walter Russell Mead. [Pundits think Trump won’t fight. But as sanctions bite, Tehran could cross a line.] 9-24-18
  278. Iran. “Europe Turns to Trump on Iran.” [The allies endorse a renegotiation of the 2015 nuclear deal.] 9-25-19
  279. Iran. “Trump Can Do Even More on Iran.” By Stephen Rademaker. [The U.S. has the legal authority to reimpose international sanctions unilaterally.] 9-26-19
  280. Iran. “Iran Opens a Second Front Along Israel’s Border.” By Jonathan Spyer. [The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its proxies control Syrian land near the Golan Heights.] 10-3-19
  281. Iran. “My Brother Ali Is Iran’s Latest hostage.” By Masih Alinejad. [The ayatollahs hold him in a notorious prison as retaliation for my activism against compulsory hijab.] 10-6-19
  282. Iran. “Iran’s Nuclear Escalation.” [Time for Europe to join the U.S. maximum-pressure campaign.] 11-7-19
  283. Iran. “Uprising Against the Mullahs.” [Short on ash, the regime faces protests at home and in Iraq.] 11-18-19
  284. Iran “Tehran’s Assassination Playbook.” 11-30-19
  285. Iran. “Making ‘Maximum Pressure’ Multilateral Again.” By Benny Avni. [Even from outside the nuclear deal, the U.S. can trigger ‘snapback’ global sanctions against Iran.] 12-18-19
  286. Iran. “The U.S.-Iran Showdown Begins in Iraq.” By Jonathan Spyer. [America hits Ktaib Hezbollah, one of Tehran’s most effective militias.] 12-31-19
  287. Iran. “The Iranians Escalate in Baghdad.” [The U.S. will have to deter Tehran’s terrorism without alienating Iraq.] 1-2-20
  288. Iran. “Justice Arrives for Soleimani.” [Trump acted against a terrorist who killed hundreds of Americans.] 1-4-20
  289. Iran. “The Bloody Legacy of Qasem Soleimani.” By Reuel Marc Gerecht. {The supreme leader will certainly seek revenge. But achieving that end may prove challenging.] 1-4-20
  290. Iran. “On Iran, Trump says ‘Yes We Can.’” By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. [The Tehran regime has fewer options nowadays. America’s fracking boom in one of the reasons.] 1-4-20
  291. Iran. “The ‘Imminent’ Distraction.” [“…Soleimani was an energy combatant waging war against America…”] 1-6-20
  292. Iran. “Easy Call: The Strike On Soleimani Was Lawful.” By Alan M. Dershowitz. [The president has clear authority to eliminate a combatant who takes the lives of American citizens.] 1-6-20
  293. Iran. “Trump’s Post-Soleimani World.” [He now has to manage the consequences of his deterrent strike.] 1-7-20
  294. Iran. “Pompeo Explains the Iran Policy.” By Walter Russell Mead.” [And he promises to focus on competition with China and better relations with Russia.] 1-7-20
  295. Iran. “The Politics of Killing Soleimani.” By Karl Rove. [Will time reward or punish Democrats for being skeptical of Trump’s triumph?] 1-9-20
  296. Iran. “Tehran’s Retaliation, Trump’s Reply.” [Early returns show deterrence beats appeasement with Iran.] 1-9-20
  297. Iran. “Hostilities With Iran Began in ’79.” By Eric S. Edelman and Franklin C. Miller. [By establishing a credible deterrent, the killing of Soleimani should restrain Tehran’s aggression.] 1-9-20
  298. Iran. “Soleimani Had It coming, but Don’t Get cocky.” By Peggy Noonan. [Do nothing to encourage Iranian’s love of country to transfer to loyalty to government. Play it cool.] 1-11-20
  299. Iran. “Soleimani’s Latin America Terror.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [President Trump’s decision to kill him is good news for the Western Hemisphere.] 1-13-20
  300. Iran. “Iran Should Become another Vietnam.” [Hanoi’s regime is almost as abusive as Tehran’s, but it has good relations with the U.S. despite history.] 1-14-20
  301. Iran. “Tehran’s Proxies Strike Again.” [ The U.S. responds to a rocket attack that killed two American soldiers.] 3-14-20
  302. Iran.  “We’re ready to ‘Snap Back’ Sanctions.”  By Brian H. Hook.  [If the U.N. doesn’t renew the arms embargo against Iran, the U.S. will use its authority to do so.]  5-14-20
  303. Iran.  “Iran’s Pre-Deal Deceptions.”  [Tehran denies U.N. inspectors access to two nuclear sites.]  6-10-20
  304. Iran.  “Iran ‘Snapback’ Isn’t Worth the Risk.”  By John Bolton. [It would weaken the Security Council veto, which serves U.S. interests at the U.N.]   8-17-20
  305. Iran.  “The U.N. Insecurity Council.”  [Iran will soon be able to buy arms again.  Time for snapback sanctions.]   8-17-20
  306. Iran.  “How the U.S. Can Finally Cut Off Tehran’s Financial Oxygen.”  By Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg.  [Blacklist the 14 Iranian banks that are sill allowed to do business with foreign customers.]   8-26-20
  307. Iran.  “How to Stop Iran From Terrorizing Dissidents Abroad.”  By Cameron Khansarinia and Kaveh Shahrooz.  [Western countries need to take Tehran’s murderous campaign seriously and hold officials accountable.]   8-31-20
  308. Iran.  “Navid Afkari’s Murder Was a Message.”  By Reza Pahlavi.  [To silence dissent, Iran’s regime executes a wrestling star.]   9-14-20
  309. Iran.  “Iran Arms Embargo Reckoning.”  [Now that it has expired, how would Biden contain Tehran’s mischief?”  10-20-20
  310. Iran.  “Trump Helps Biden Push Iran Toward Democracy.”   By Benny Avni.  [The incumbent confronts Tehran on terrorism and human-rights abuses.]   11-18-20
  311. Iran.  “Another Bold Strike Against Iran.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht.  [The killing of Mohen Fakhrizaheh demonstrates Israel’s capabilities and constrains Biden’s options.]    11-30-20
  312. Iran.  “Team Obama’s Iran Illusions.” [Its gurus have learned nothing in their years out of power.]   11-30-20
  313. Iran.  “Iran Isn’t Afraid of B-52s and Aircraft Carriers.”  By Kathryn Wheelbarger and Dustin Walker.  [The U.S. should redeploy its big guns to counter the conventional threat from Russia and China.]   12-22-20
  314. Iran.  “Biden’s Iran Policy vs. Reality in Tehran.”  1-5-21
  315. Iran.  “Art of the Iran Concession.”  [Team Biden hopes giving up leverage will get Tehran to talk.]   ]   2-20-21
  316. Iran.  “What I Learned in an Iranian Prison.”  By Wang Xiyue.  [U.S. foreign policy isn’t to blame for the mullahs’ deep-rooted hated for America and Americans.]  2-25-21
  317. Iran.  “Joe Biden’s Mixed Iran Messages.”  [He orders a strike against Iran-backed militias but makes concessions to Tehran.]   2-27-21
  318. Iran.  “Biden’s Iran Problem.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [In the Middle East, he’s carved a middle path between Trump and Obama policy.]   3-2-21
  319. Iran.  “The China-Iran Axis.”  [Beijing gains influence and helps Tehran evade U.S. sanctions.]   3-30-21
  320. Iran.  “The U.S. Can Support Freedom’s Ferment in Iran.”  By Ray Takeyh.  [Follow the example of the 1995 Helsinki Accords, which helped bring about the Soviet collapse.]   5-3-21
  321. Iran.  “Back to Iran’s Nuclear Future.”  [The U.S. barrels toward a repeat of the Obama deal despite no inspector access to crucial sites.]   5-24-21
  322. Iran.  “Iran’s Navy Heads to the Americas.”  [A pair of warships may be on the way to assist Venezuela.]  6-2-21
  323. Iran.  “Iran Sends a Message to Biden.”  [The new president shows who really runs the Islamic Republic.]  6-21-21
  324. Iran.  “In Tehran’s Nuclear Archive.”  (Bookshelf by John Bolton.]  “Iran’s Perilous Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons.”  By David Albright with Sarah Burkhard.  [A cache of papers collected during Mossad’s 2018 raid on Iran reveals the true extent of the Islamic nation’s nuclear ambitions.]   6-22-21
  325. Iran.  “’Phase Two’ Iran Talks Go Kaput.”  6-22-21
  326. Iran.  “Biden Wants a Deal With the Khobar Towers Killers.”  By Mike Pompeo.  [His bid to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal is an insult to the 19 U.S. airmen who died 25 years ago.]   6-23-21
  327. Iran. “The Iran Deal May Still Be Dead.”  By Blaise Misztal and Jonathan Ruhe.  [Re-entering it will be harder than most people imagine  Here’s how to prepare.]   6-29-21
  328. Iran.  “Iran’s Answer to Biden’s Diplomacy.”  [More attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and a kidnap plan in New York.]   7-19-21
  329. Iran.  “Iranian Terror Comes to America.”  By Navid Mohebbi and Cameron Khansarinia.  [Thee will be dangerous consequences if Biden doesn’t respond strongly to the kidnapping plot.]   7-21-21
  330. Iran.  “Iran’s Latest Nuclear Demand.”   7-26-21
  331. Iran.  “Another Iran Message for Biden.”  [The U.S. fingers Tehran for another attack but still wants a nuclear deal.]  8-2-21
  332. Iran.  “A Breakout Moment for a New Approach to Iran.”  By Reuel Mare Gervecht and Ray Takeyh.  [Neither arms control nor military force is realistic.  What would a more practical policy look like?]   8-5-21
  333. Iran.  “Iran Nukes the Case for a Biden Deal.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Its rulers see little advantage in rejoining an agreement the U.S. can reverse at will.]  8-10-21
  334. Iran.  “Iran Goes on the Offensive as the U.S. Retreats.”  By Jonathan Spyer.  [Tehran’s proxies unleash violence on several fronts in the Mideast as it senses weakness in adversaries.]   8-17-21
  335. Iran.  “Western Media Aren’t Telling You the Truth About Iran.”  By Hossein Ronaghi.  [Reporters would rather tweet about the weather than investigate repression and torture by the regime.]   10-13-21
  336. Iran.  “Iran Won’t Stop Until It Has a Nuclear Weapon.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [Khamenei and his regime haven’t gone to all this trouble merely to become a ‘threshold state.’]   10-20-21
  337. Iran.  “A New Iran Deal Could Be an Occasion for Bipartisan Unity.”  By Joe Lieberman.  [To make it stick, Biden can follow the Constitution and submit it to the Senate for ratification as a treaty.]   11-8-21
  338. Iran.  “Iran Has Biden’s Nuclear Number.”  [Tehran wants a ‘less for more’ deal that would be weaker than Obama’s.]   11-29-21
  339. Iran. “Inflation Gives Biden an Incentive for a Bad Iran Deal.” By Ilan Berman. [Easing sanctions would reduce energy prices – never mind its effect on U.S. national security.]  1-20-22
  340. Iran.  “Why Russia and China Build Up Iran.”  By Bryan Clark and Michael Doran.  [Though vulnerable, Tehran Is the ideal Middle East partner in an alliance to destroy the U.S.-led order.]  1-28-22
  341. Iran.   “Rushing to a Weaker Iran Deal.”  [The U.S. makes another pre-emptive concession, as Tehran demands more.]   2-7-22
  342. Iran.  “American Military Diffidence Handed Iran the Bomb.”  By Alan J. Kuperman.  [Force should be used not as a ‘last resort,’ but when it’s the best option to serve national security.]   2-24-22
  343. Iran.  “Iran Sends Its Missile Regards.”  [The U.S. pursuit of a new nuclear deal looks increasingly bizarre.]  3-14-22
  344. Iran.  “Iran’s Master Class in Evading Sanctions.”  By Mark Dubowitz and Matthew Zweig.  [The ‘central banker of terrorism’ could coach Russia on how to diminish pressure from the West.]   4-6-22
  345. Iran.  “Trust Iran but Don’t Verify.”  [The U.S. frets about secret nuclear activity but keeps negotiating.]  4-27-22
  346. Iran.  “Iran’s Hard-Liners Believe They’re Winning”  by Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [In the Tehran echo chanber, Putin’s war is another indication of the cost of trusting America.]   5-13-22
  347. Iran.  “Iran Jailed Me for My Last Op-Ed.”  By Hossein Ronaghi.  [I was released on bail after a week, but I won’t give legitimacy to the regime by attending my hearing.]   5-18-22
  348. Iran.  “The U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Must censure Iran.”  By Jackie Wolcott and Anthony Ruggiero.  [A new agreement with Tehran is poinless if IAEA inspectors are unable to do their jobs properly.]   6-3-22
  349. Iran.   “The Iranian Nuclear Dream Never Dies.”  [Team Biden finally agrees to censure Tehran but still wants a deal.]   6-10-22
  350. Iran.  “The Iran Deal’s Convulsive Death.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Biden will face a test like no other as Putin and Xi see America’s global power faltering.]   7-26-22
  351. Iran.  “Ayatollah Khamenei’s ‘Resistance Economy.’”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [Iran’s supreme leader has an isolationist vision that makes it hard either to coerce or to cajole him.]  7-27-22
  352. Iran…”Iran Tried to Kill Me on American Soil.”  By Masih Alinejad.  [For exercising my freedom as a U.S. citizen and criticizing the regime, my life and family are at risk.]   8-8-22
  353. Iran.  “The Stabbing of Salman Rushdie.”  [After Iran’s fatwa, this kind of attack was always a threat.]   8-13-22
  354. Iran.  “Iran Tells the Truth About Inspections.”  8-30-22
  355. Iran.  “Elon Musk Has a good Iran Idea.”  [As protests spread, the U.S. can help get the truth to the public.]   9-24-22
  356. Iran.  “Biden’s Chance to Restore American Dignity in Iran.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [If the hijab falls, so does the theocracy, and aligning the U.S. behind the rebels gives them a chance.]   10-3-22
  357. Iran.  “The Ayatollahs’ gift to Secularism.”  By Mustafa Akyol.  [Religion doesn’t flourish when it is compulsory.  Look to Iran for an example.]   10-7-22
  358. Iran.  “Iran’s Hardl-Liners Are Starting to Crack.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [Even regime stalwarts are criticizing Khamenei, which hasn’t happened during previous revolts.]   11-3-22
  359. Iran.  “Tehran’s Mullahs Throw Biden a Lifeline.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Supporting Iranian freedom would aid U.S. interests and take a toll on Russia.]   11-8-22
  360. Iran.  “Iran’s Ballistic Missiles and the Folly of Appeasement.”  By Michael Doran and Can Kasapoglu.  [When regime-backed Houthi rebels fired on a base housing U.S. soldiers, Team Biden deflected.]  11-10-22
  361. Iran.  “Why Iran’s Protests Could Topple the Regime.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [The country has a rich history of political dissent that has brought it to the edge of revolution.]  12-13-22
  362. Iran.  “Iranian Nationalists Reject the Regime.”  By Reuel Mar Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [It’s no longer true that a Western military strike would lend the theocracy stronger domestic support.]    2-14-23
  363. Iran.  “Who Is Poisoning Iranian Schoolgirls?”  by Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [The attacks, which have sickened thousands, are the latest evidence that the regime is losing its grip.]   3-14-23
  364. Iran.  “China And Russia Encourage Iran to Go Nuclear.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [An aloof U.S. leaves a regional vacuum that the Islamic Republic is exploiting brilliantly.]   5-9-23
  365. Iran.  “Iran Exploits Biden’s Fecklessness.”  By John Bolton.  [Neglecting Gulf allies while trying to revive the nuclear deal is a recipe for regional instability.]   6-7-23
  366. Iran.  “Biden’s New Iran Courtship.”  [The White House wants to push the nuclear issue past the 2024 election.]  6-17-23
  367. Iran.  “The Biden-Iran Hostage Deal.”  [The U.S. is poised to hand over $6 billion for five Americans.]   8-14-23
  368. Iran.  “The Real Story of the 1953 Iranian Coup.”  By Ray Takeyh.  The left blames the IA for the eventual rise of the ayatollahs.  The truth is more complicated.]   8-19-23
  369. Iran.  “Iran’s $6 Billion hostage Business.”  By Elliot Abrams.  [If the U.S. keeps paying Tehran to free Americans, it needs to reduce the supply of captives.]   9-7-23
  370. Iran.  “Biden Courts Iran as It Wages a Multifront War on the U.S.”  by Jonathan Spyer.  [The head of Lebanese Hezbollah last month issued a direct threat against America.]   9-11-23
  371. Iran.  “A Nobel for Iran’s Freedom fighter.”  [Congratulations to the woman who refused to bow to the regime.]  10-7-23
  372. Iran.  “How Biden’s Policy Enriched Iran.  [Failure to enforce oil sanctions has helped Tehran finance Hamas.]   10-10-23
  373. Iran.  “So Much for the Embargo on Iran’s Missiles.”  [The U.S. lets sanctions expire as Tehran’s proxies fire away.]   10-24-23
  374. Iran.  “Biden’s Red-Line Moment With Iran.”  [Blinken promises a swift and decisive response but will Biden back it up?]   10-25-23
  375. Iran.  “A Weak Response to Iran’s Attacks.”  10-28-23
  376. Iran.  “Iran’s Fellow Traveler in Mexico City.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [President Lopez Obrador seems to be playing footsie with Iranian allies.]   10-30-23
  377. Iran.  “Biden Keeps the Billions Flowing to Tehran.”   11-11-23
  378. Iran.  “$10 billion More for Iran.”  [Biden renews a sanctions waiver that helps fund terrorism.]   9-17-23
  379. Iran.  “The Real Reason Iran Hates Israel.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh.  [The anti-Semitic regime in Tehran believes Jews guide and control American policy in the Middle East.]   11-28-23
  380. Iran.  “How We Deterred Iran in the Gulf Last Time.”  By Wm. J. Luti.  [After an Iranian mine ripped open a U.S. ship, Reagan made it costly for Tehran.]   12-26-23
  381. Iran.  “Iran is Pushing Biden Around.” By Douglas London.  [The American president wants to avoid escalation leading to war, but the decision isn’t his alone.]   12-28-23
  382. Iran.  “The U.S. and Israel Need to Take Iran On Directly.”  By Naftali Bennett.  [Make the ayatollahs pay for sowing chaos through their Hamas, Hezbollah and Houthi proxies.]   12-29-23
  383. Iran.  “Iran, the Fulcrum of Mideast Violence.”  [Disparate acts of war and terrorism all lead back to Tehran.]   1-4-24
  384. Iran.  “Lesson of the Strike That Killed Soleimani.”  By Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.  [The Iranians are rational.  They can be deterred if the U.S. has the will to use fore when necessary.]   1-5-24
  385. Iran.  “Iran Doesn’t Get Bident’s Message.  [Two Navy SEALs are missing from a mission to seize Iran’s weapons.]   1-17-24
  386. Iran.  “Make Iran Fear America Again.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Tehran plays Biden like a piano.  He urgently needs to seize the initiative.]   2-6-24
  387. Iran.  “It’s Time to Strike Back at Iran.”  By Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo.  [Appeasement has failed.  The U.S. needs to restore deterrence in the Middle East and elsewhere.]   2-9-24
  388. Iran.  “The U.S. and Israel Play Into Iran’s Hands.”  By Seth Cropsey.  [Treating Hamas and other proxies as discrete threats allows Tehran’s regional power to accumulate.]   2-28-24
  389. Iran.  “How to Prevent an Iranian Caliphate.”  By Jonathan Laurence.  [A Vatican City-style arrangement for Al-Aqsa could stave off Tehran’s aggression.]  3-1-24
  390. Iran.  “Ballistic Missiles Allow Iran to Act More Boldly.”  By Behnam Ben Taleblu.  [It has fired them into Iraq, Syria and Pakistan, and Israel is within their roughly 900 mile range.]   3-5-24
  391. Iran.  “Iran’s Attack Is a Show of Weakness.”  By Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.  [The initiative has shifted to the Israelis, who need a calibrat4ed response to restore deterrence.]   4-15-24
  392. Iran.  “The Iranians Pay a Price in Syria.”  4-2-24
  393. Iran.  “Iran’s Attack Is a Show of Weakness.”  By Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.  [The initiative has shifted to the Israelis, who need a calibrated response to restore deterrence.]   4-15-24
  394. Iran.  “Iran Has Ended the Shadow War.”  By Yonah Jeremy Bob.  [Now that it and Israel are fighting openly, anything is possible, from disaster to a new regional order.]   4-18-24
  395. Iran.  “Iran’s Threat Emerges Into Daylight.”  (The Weekend Interview with Mark Dubewitz by Elliot Kaufman.)  [Deterrence ‘by deference’ has failed, and Tehran is now closer than ever to acquiring nuclear weapons.]   4-20-24
  396. Iran.  “Israel’s Careful Strike Against Iran.”  [Biden gets the restraint he wanted, but Tehran’s menace persists.]   4-20-24
  397. Iran.  “Why Won’t Biden Enforce Sanctions Against Iranian Oil?”  by Brian Hook.  [His reversal of Trump’s policy has fed the Islamic Republic’s campaign of terror against the U.S.]   5-3-24


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