Cliff Kupchan

Essays

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

Painting an accurate picture of Iran requires listening to all Iranians, not just "our" Iranians

Commentary

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 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.

One of the White House's primary goals in its efforts to enhance US national security must be a security-based agreement with Iran.

Democracy is not going to bloom in Russia this spring.

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April 18, 2014