The United States has long promised to ensure trade in humanitarian goods for countries under its economic sanctions. Yet the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran is rendering these legal exemptions unworkable in practice.
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Treaties and Irrelevance: Understanding Iran’s Suit Against the U.S. for Reimposing Nuclear Sanctions
How international law and precedent relate to the case Tehran brought to the International Court of Justice this month.
On Tuesday, Iran filed a complaint against the U.S. before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking to enjoin the reinstatement of U.S. nuclear sanctions following President Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA. The press release announcing the complaint is below. On Tuesday, Iran filed a complaint against the U.S. before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in which Iran seeks to enjoin the reinstatement of U.S. nuclear sanctions following President Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA. The press release announcing the complaint is below.
Shuttle Diplomacy Falls Short in Gulf Crisis, Israel Concerned about Ceasefire in Syria, and Two Tenuous Years of the Iran Nuclear Deal
The Gulf crisis continues but new reports shed light on how it started, Israel was consulted on the Syria ceasefire but doesn’t like the outcome, and the United States recertifies Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.
With the JCPOA under threat, Iran is turning to the lessons it learned from the Iran-Iraq War: It's safest playing defense and relying only on itself.
A review of Jay Solomon's The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East (Random House 2016).
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.
A year after the Iran nuclear agreement, Brookings' Robert Einhorn argues that, although challenges remain, the deal has so far delivered on its principle goal: blocking Iran's path to nuclear weapons for an extended period of time.
On the anniversary of the Iranian nuclear agreement, Bruce Riedel reflects on the impact the deal has had on Saudi Arabia and wider regional tensions.