Reza Marashi is research director at
the National Iranian-American Council. He previously served in the Office of Iranian Affairs
at the U.S. Department of State. His articles have appeared in the New York
Times, Foreign Policy, Atlantic, and National Interest. On Twitter:
Will Congress Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?
Congress will have a sixty-day review period–until September 17–in which it can accept the deal, reject it, or do nothing. The White House has a fight on its hands, but one that it can win. Read More
Ending the Iranian-Saudi Cold War
Renewed diplomacy between two regional powers is critical to building durable security in the Middle East. Read More
In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Working to Beat the Clock
Thousands of miles away from the spin factories in Washington and Tehran, negotiators are working diligently to seal the deal. To hear the Europeans tell it, a deal is within reach. Read More
America and Iran Face the Future—in Iraq
After eleven years of pursuing zero-sum security strategies in Iraq, both Tehran and Washington are slowly admitting that they have badly overreached. Read More
Which Iran Will We Choose?
We have a golden opportunity to test win-win proposals through concrete actions that can facilitate a new, cooperative relationship with Iran and its people, void of the painful baggage of the past. Read More
The Trouble with Sanctions
Sanctions driven by the United States are now devastating Iran’s economy. But until the West lays out a detailed vision for normal relations with Iran, punitive measures may increase the risk of war. Read More