Middle East

Meeting in Baghdad

In a few days, the administration will be attending a regional conference in Baghdad that Iran and Syria have also been invited to attend. But it is premature to herald a foreign-policy paradigm shift, says Geoffrey Kemp.

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

Walking with the Devil

The United States must avoid getting trapped in its commitments with unstable regimes, and Iraq is the prime example.

Hilton L. Root

A View to a Coup?

Advocates of toppling the mullahs in Iran need a stiff dose of reality.

Ted Galen CarpenterJessica Ashooh

New Year, Old Story on Iran

A year after their assessment of Iranian nuclear ambitions, the authors look back. There are still no good options for dealing with Iran.

W. Patrick LangLarry C. Johnson

The View from Tehran and Russia

Comments from Javad Zarif, Iranian ambassador to the UN, and Dmitry Peskov, first deputy press secretary to President Putin.

The National Interest

Biden on Congress, Iraq and Iran

In an interview, Senator Joseph Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, points to the potential for future Congressional action on Iraq and outlined a strategy for getting Iran to support a federal, stable Iraq.