Don’t Look to Russia for Help in Dealing with Iran

Feb. 19 2021

Yesterday, Washington offered to join its European allies in efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Party to the original agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are not only the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany, but also Russia, China, and Iran itself—and the last three will have to assent in order for America to modify and rejoin the agreement. Anna Borshchevskaya urges the White House to bear in mind that the Kremlin will want to play any role but a helpful one:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Russia, U.S. Foreign policy

Iran’s Recent Attack on an Israeli Vessel Has Revealed Israel’s Maritime Vulnerability

March 4 2021

Last week, the Helios Ray, a ship owned by an Israeli company, was struck by a missile fired either by the Iranian military or one of its many proxy groups. Alex Fishman comments:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy