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Nuclear Iran news and analysis from The Nation
February 13, 2018
The Nuclear Posture Review Signals a New Arms Race
We need to revive momentum for reducing nuclear weapons, not for “modernizing” them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 11, 2018
How Trump Could Use the Iran Protests to Kill the Nuke Deal
He could simply refuse to renew the sanctions waivers, of course. But there’s also a more insidious path he could take.
January 4, 2018
These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests
Trump’s threats to kill the nuclear deal have inhibited investment, leading to continued economic distress—but it was the Iranian government’s leaked budget that enraged the public.
January 4, 2018
Trump and the Neocons Are Wrong Again on Iran
The Trump administration’s reaction to the anti-government protests has been marked by the usual hypocrisies.
November 27, 2017
Russia Is Not the ‘No. 1 Threat’—or Even Among the Top 5
By declaring Putin’s Russia to be the greatest danger to America, the political-media establishment itself is endangering US national security.
Stephen F. Cohen
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October 13, 2017
Donald Trump’s Lies About the Iran Deal Reveal He Is Dangerously Out of Touch with Reality
The president needs to be checked and balanced by Congress.
September 8, 2017
Trump Is Leading the US Into a War of Choice Against Iran
The Trump administration is taking its cue from both Bush administrations by lying its way into a third unnecessary war in the Persian Gulf.
July 19, 2017
Is Trump Planning to Upend the Iranian Nuclear Accord?
Trump has certified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the international nuclear agreement—but he doesn’t seem happy about it.
June 1, 2017
Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Reformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.
May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.