Author Archives: Barbara Slavin

Iran and the Poisonous Fruits of ‘Maximum Pressure’

This is what happens when you unilaterally pull out of a nuclear deal and then try to smother another country.

Sanctions: Trump’s Cruel Substitute for an Actual Iran Policy

The president thinks he’s getting tough on the mullahs when he’s really just causing ordinary people to suffer.

On Iran, the Neocons Are No Ronald Reagan

They think they can pressure Tehran to collapse a la the USSR. That’s nonsense.

How U.S. Iran Policy Hurts Iran and America

It started with the Iraq War, which enlarged Iran’s regional power.

Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal

Donald Trump has shaken our transatlantic relationships to their foundations. Now the Europeans are fighting back.

After the Protests, Iranian Anger Still Simmers

Iranians are furious with their government and Donald Trump. But whether the regime can survive is up for debate.