The Growing Danger of the Iranian Cyber Threat
The Islamic Republic’s hostile actions against Israel and its Arab allies demonstrate the need for American leadership.
China’s Middle East Power Play
A Beijing-brokered normalization deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia may lack staying power, but it signals China’s long-term strategy.
A Warning to the U.S. From Brazil and Iran
A docking by Iranian warships in Rio de Janeiro challenges the Biden administration.
Saudi Nuclear Ambitions Could Upend the Middle East
And there are steps the U.S. can take to ward them off.
The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t Dead
The State Department is fighting to keep it alive, even if an agreement benefits Russia and China.
Intention, Not Capacity
The White House’s new way of seeing the Iranian bomb.
Cause for Hope Amid War and Authoritarianism
Last year might have been the century's best for liberalism.
Sanctions Have Hurt Iran’s Aviation Sector, But Not Enough
There is more the U.S. can do to keep the Islamic Republic from using planes to support dictators and terrorists.
Iran’s Battle Against the Baha’is
The Islamic Republic takes advantage of public unrest to crack down on the religious minority—including two grandmothers.
Sanctions Are Freeing Iran
The measures have made it hard for the regime to crack down on the people.
Has Iran Executed 15,000 Protesters?
The Iranian government has detained—but not killed—that number of its citizens in the past year.
Iran, America, and the Democratic Impulse
The collapse of the theocracy could change American attitudes about promoting democracy.
Iran-Backed Militias in Baghdad Present a Test for Biden
How will the administration respond to the murder of an American citizen?
Are We Witnessing Another Iranian Revolution?
Protests calling for regime change persist, but would-be revolutionaries face a long and perilous road ahead: A Dispatch Explainer.
The Russia-Iran Axis
Deeper ties create risks for the West on battlefields far beyond Ukraine.
Why Biden Should Be Wary of Conciliatory Gestures from Iran
The regime wants sanctions relief to buy off the opposition movement.