Contrary to most expectations – particularly outside of the United States, where suspicions about U.S. motives abound – the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and members of the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with the coordination of the European Union) will not offer ...

Despite the fanfare over the recently reached Iran deal, Tehran remains a bad actor. Iran recently tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead in violation of a key UN Security Council resolution, increased its crackdown on its citizens, and expanded its support for Syria’s Assad regime and terrorist ...

The Iranian people have been waiting for economic relief for many years. U.S. and international sanctions placed against Iran for its nuclear pursuit had a dramatic effect on the daily life of the average Iranian. Hassan Rouhani’s election as president in June 2013 heralded a new era for his supporters, ...

The Cipher Brief spoke with Adam Smith, Of Counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, about how the lifting of nuclear related sanctions against Iran will impact U.S. businesses. He explained that for most U.S. entities, current restrictions on their dealings with Iran will continue despite the nuclear agreement. The Cipher ...

  So what if Iran isn't planning to build an actual nuclear weapon?  Would that affect your take on the nuclear deal?  I mean it.  These aren't rhetorical questions. Now, it's not as if the Iranians hadn't been trying to build a bomb.  They were.  At least through about 2003. ...

The White House has reached an agreement with Iran to suspend its nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief. Congress now has 60 days to weigh in on the deal.  This morning, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on the implications of the agreement. The Cipher ...