Western analysts and negotiators posit a split in Tehran between President Rouhani (moderate) and Supreme Leader Khamenei (hardline). In reality, the latter is firmly in control. 

July 31 2014 12:01AM

Through his long career, the president of Iran has frequently shown a “pragmatic” face to foreigners—always in pursuit of revolutionary goals. 

July 7 2014 12:01AM

Instead of seeking an impossible rapprochement with a brutal regime, the U.S. should be siding with ordinary Iranians against their oppressors. 

July 3 2014 12:01AM

In response to Iran’s almost inevitable nuclear bomb, it’s time for Israel to take its own weaponry out of the basement.

John T. Chain
May 29 2014 12:01AM

A credible threat of U.S. force could still persuade Iran to change course in its nuclear program. But time runs thin, and so does American credibility.

April 14 2014 12:01AM

Running a repressive tyranny? The very latest in social-networking technology will help you broadcast your message. 

Eli Lake
April 11 2014 12:01AM

Permitting American corporations to sell airplane parts to Iran for “civilian” purposes, Washington has conceded something of great value—for nothing in return.

Michael Ledeen
April 9 2014 12:01AM

Deluding Western leaders about a “new openness,” the rulers in Tehran hope not to reform but to preserve their hard-line Islamist regime. 

Emanuele Ottolenghi
April 2 2014 12:01AM

Disaffection with the regime in Tehran runs high in a large segment of the Iranian population. Is this a weakness the West can exploit?

Lawrence A. Franklin
March 20 2014 12:01AM

In the 35 years since the “Islamic revolution,” millions of Iranians have been imprisoned, executed, or forced into exile. The mullahs show no sign of relenting.

Feb. 13 2014 12:01AM