The Trump administration's executive order on immigration and refugees will backfire even in its effort to target one of the United States' adversaries.
Suzanne Maloney studies Iran, the political economy of the Persian Gulf and Middle East energy policy. A former U.S. State Department policy advisor, she has also counseled private companies on Middle East issues. Maloney recently published a book titled "Iran's Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World."
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Iran's foremost political survivor, one of the last members of the revolutionary generation, is dead. Where does the Islamic Republic go from here?
Suzanne Maloney aruges that the use of financial leverage against Tehran has constituted a core element of U.S. policy toward Iran for nearly 40 years.
After Tehran announced charges against four dual nationals - including a U.S. citizen - for unstated crimes, Brookings Iran expert Suzanne Maloney discusses the ongoing complexities and tensions in the post-nuclear deal era.
Are the wheels coming off the Iran deal? Less than a year after Iran, America, and five other world powers inked a comprehensive nuclear accord, a debate over its terms has erupted anew. In Washington, the braggadocio of a prominent White House aide is fueling Republican accusations that President Obama deliberately deceived the Congress and the country about Iran and the deal. And in Tehran, frustration over the residual impact of American sanctions has prompted increasingly resentful accusations from Iranian leaders that the United States has failed to live up to its end of the bargain. As a result, some are fretting that the deal is “at risk” and are laying blame on the White House doorstep.
Deception and the Iran Deal: Did the Obama Administration Mislead America, Or Did the Rhodes Profile?
Much of what ought to be said about Sunday’s New York Times Magazine profile of Ben Rhodes has already been said, including by Rhodes himself. But the article’s substantive claims, particularly regarding the Obama administration’s approach to Iran, are serious enough to warrant yet another response.
Iranians went to the polls last week in the first national election since the July 2015 signing of the nuclear deal, and like so many aspects of Iran, the outcome was ambiguous.