Cliff Kupchan

Recent Posts

Tug of War with Tehran

The U.S.-Iran standoff is at a critical juncture. The sides are at a fork in the diplomatic road; either serious talks or dangerous escalation could dominate news headlines this summer.

The Precarious Persian Gulf

The abduction of British sailors, U.S. military exercises in the Persian Gulf, the unstable price of oil and UN sanctions have made only one thing certain: The crisis in Iran has deepened further since last Friday.

Revisiting Iran

The United States must find new and innovative ways to avoid the trap of a dead-end policy towards Iran. A roundtable discussion.

Fareed ZakariaCliff KupchanJoel RosenthalGideon RoseRichard K. BettsIan BremmerNikolas K. Gvosdev