It’s pointless to be the last country sanctioning Iran, Washington Post, July 12, 2016. (With Tyler Cullis)
The Iran Deal Worked-Here's How to Make It Even More Effective, Foreign Affairs, July 11, 2016.
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The Privilege Saudi Arabia Enjoyed Under U.S.-Led Order in the Mideast Is Over, Huffington Post, January 8, 2016.
Will the U.S. fall for Saudi Arabia’s deliberate provocation in killing of Shi’ite cleric?, Reuters, January 4, 2016.
3 Steps to Ensure U.S.-Iran Dialogue Continues Under Future Administrations, Huffington Post, January 1, 2016. (With Tyler Cullis)
Can Washington Separate Its Iran Policy From Israel? , National Interest, December 2, 2015.
How Pope Francis US Visit Can Help Boost Diplomacy and Defeat Militarism, Huffington Post, September 22, 2015.
Obama's Real Achievment with the Iran Deal, Huffington Post, September 1, 2015. (With Reza Marashi)
Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal, Huffington Post, August 25, 2015.
The Forward Discovers the Real Iran — Not Netanyahu's Caricature, The Forward, August 17, 2015.
Iranian Americans Firmly Support the Iran Nuclear Deal, Huffington Post, August 11, 2015.
The Myth of the Iranian Military Giant, ForeignPolicy.com, July 10, 2015. (With Tyler Cullis)
Dignity: The Hidden Factor in the Iran Nuclear Talks, National Interest, July 2, 2015.
Five reasons why the Iran deal is good for the U.S., CNN, June 30, 2015.
P5+1 and Iran have settled framework for sanctions relief timing, says Iranian sources, Huffington Post, June 28, 2015.
There is something astonishing about the Iran talks, Foreign Policy, June 24, 2015.
The Iran Talks Game Changer: An Israeli-Hezbollah War?, Huffington Post, May 27. 2015. (With Paul Pillar)
Why Iran Won’t Capitulate, Huffington Post, May 16, 2015. (With Reza Marashi)
The Summer of War or Peace With Iran (with Jamal Abdi), Huffington Post, May 13, 2015.
Nuclear Deal or Not, Dark Years Await the Middle East, Huffington Post, May 8, 2015.
Truce: Iran, U.S. and the Middle East After the Nuclear Deal, World Politics Review, April 21, 2015.
Confirmed: The Hawks Were Wrong on Iran, National Interest, April 3, 2015.
For better US-Iran relations, the Iranian people are the key, Quartz, April 2, 2015.
Why Iran's Supreme Leader Wants a Nuclear Deal, The Atlantic, March 26, 2015.
Why Iran Won't Capitulate, Huffington Post, March 16, 2015. (With Reza Marashi)
Bibi's War Cry Rings Hollow in Congress, National Interest, March 3, 2015. (With Reza Marashi)
To Netanyahu, Peace Is an Existential Threat, Huffington Post, March 2, 2015.
Netanyahu has crossed the point of no return on Iran, CNN, February 26, 2015.
How Congress Can Learn to Stop Scuttling and Love the Iran Nuke Talks, ForeignPolicy.com, February 13, 2015. (With Tyler Cullis)
Tehran Take Note: Obama is winning over Congress, Reuters, February 1, 2015.
The False Gospels That Threaten the Iran Nuke Talks, National Interest, January 30, 2015.
The Senate's Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran, Huffington Post, Jan 15, 2015.
What Iran Wants, Middle East Eye, December 31, 2014.
If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran, Hiffington Post, December 17, 2014. (With Ryan Costello)
Iran deal more than a nuclear issue Middle East Eye, December 7, 2014.
Pen-Palling With the Ayatollah, Foreign Policy, Nov 7, 2014.
Israel, Obam, Iran and the GOP Senate Victory, Foreign Affairs, Nov 6, 2014
How congressional hawks plan to kill Obama’s Iran deal, Reuters, October 27, 2014.
Why Rouhani could walk away, Foreign Policy, Sep 18, 2014.
Iran and the Gaza war, ForeignPolicy.com, Aug 8, 2014.
Policy Memo: A Good Deal Is Better Than No Deal, NIAC, July 17, 2014.
Sanctions on Iran 'cost West billions', CNN, July 16, 2014.
Report: Iran Sanctions Cost US Economy up to $175 Billion, NIAC, July 14, 2014. (With Jonathan Leslie and Reza Marashi)
Should U.S. work with Iran in Iraq? Yes, if it wants to take on the real challenge: China, Reuters, June 23, 2014.
Pivot to Persia, ForeignPolicy.com, June 16, 2014.
Iran and the US: An Inverted Prisoner's Dilemma, Al Jazeera, May 16, 2014.
No, Sanctions Didn't Force Iran to Make a Deal, ForeignPolicy.com, May 14, 2014.
How to strike a win-win deal with Iran (with Reza Marashi), CNN, May 13, 2014.
Netanyahu's Iran narrative is falling apart, National Interest, May 8, 2014.
Why the GCC should welcome Iran nuclear talks, Gulf News, April 7, 2014.
Why the Saudis Are Panicking, National Interest, April 3, 2014.
Will US sanctions scuttle a nuclear deal with Iran?, Iran Matters Blog at Harvard, March 24, 2014.
Iran’s hard-liners using executions to undermine Rouhani, Foreign Policy, March 14, 2014. (with Ryan Costello)
US-Iran deal: Compromise is key, Al Jazeera, Feb 18, 2014.
The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility, Huffington Post, Feb 8, 2014.
State of the Union: Obama Warns Congress Off Sanctions, Huffington Post, Jan 29, 2014.
Can Washington dance with Tehran on Syria, Foreign Policy.com, Jan 22, 2014.
Khamenei's Little Helpers in the Senate, CQ/RollCall, Jan 9, 2014.
The wrong path to peace with Iran, CNN, Dec 31, 2013. (With Reza Marashi)
Which Iran Will We Choose? Huffington Post, Dec 18, 2013. (With Bijan Khajepour and Reza Marashi)
Report: How to Secure a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran, NIAC, Dec 17, 2013.
Iran’s future is now, Reuters, Nov 25, 2013.
Enrichment Dispute Between Iran and P5+1 Getting Resolved, Huffington Post, November 22, 2013.
Negotiations with Iran show promise, but true test comes later, Al Jazeera, November 20, 2013.
6 reasons Iran deal was good for America, CNN, November 11, 2013.
Iran talks: Do we want a deal or a war?, CNN, November 6, 2013.
Serious progress and familiar road map at nuclear talks, Al Jazeera, Oct 16, 2013.
Shift in West's position boosts prospects for breakthrough, Al Jazeera, Oct 14, 2013.
How Israel Can Help the US Strike a Deal With Iran, Foreign Affairs, Oct 1, 2013.
For U.S.-Iran, it's all in the timing, Reuters, Sep 24, 2013.
Syria: What happened to diplomacy?, Reuters, Sep 3, 2013.
Why Rowhani May Not Be Ahmadinejad II, Forward, August 9, 2013.
Don't force an irresponsible vote on Iran sanctions, The Hill, July 25, 2013. (With Gen. Joseph Hoar and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson)
Iran’s election is neither free nor fair – but outcome matters, Al Jazeera, July 1, 2013.
Why D.C. is wrong to discredit Iran’s new president, Reuters, June 28, 2013
Iran’s election is neither free nor fair – but outcome matters, Globe and Mail, June 13, 2013.
Can Iranian regime survive yet more political cannibalism?, The New Statesman, June 13, 2014.
Iran's March to Naked Dictatorship?, Huffington Post, May 22, 2013.
Why Now Is the Time For Syria Diplomacy, DailyBeast, May 16, 2013.
Iranian-American Brothers Lead Charge To Reform US Educational System, Iranian.com, May 8, 2013.
Why sanctions on Iran are not working, Al Jazeera, May 15, 2013. (With Reza Marashi)
Why the Iran Sanctions Don't Work, National Interest, April 3, 2013.
Report: Why Sanctions On Iran Aren't Working, NIAC, March 26, 2013
3 Facts to Note in Worldwide Threat Assessment Report, Huffington Post, March 12, 2013.
Innocent Iranians Off the Agenda in Almaty, Huffington Post, March 6, 2013. (With Reza Marashi)
The Ball is in Iran’s Court, The Diplomat, February 28, 2013.
Washington And Tehran’s Perpetual Search For The Upper Hand, Daily Beast, February 7, 2013.
Why Is Tehran Procrastinating?, Huffington Post, January 24, 2013.
Is A Deal With Iran In The Offing?, OpenZion, Jan 3, 2013.
More than just about Hagel, Huffington Post, December 27, 2012.
Three Worries About Next Iran Talks, Al Monitor, December 10, 2012.
Iran, Gaza and the New Middle East, The Globe and Mail, November 21, 2012.
How Obama can Succeed on Iran, Huffington Post, Nov 7, 2012.
Between American and Iranian Elections, Daily Beast, November 2, 2012
Obama vs. Romney on Iran, Truthout, October 22, 2012.
Bibi’s Three Steps Forward, One Back, Daily Beast, October 11, 2012.
The US and Iran on a dead end path to war?, OpenDemocracy, September 24, 2012.
Tehran's Pitiful Bid For Attention, Daily Beast, September 21, 2012.
Sick of Sanctions, Daily Beast, September 12, 2012.
Netanyahu’s Kennedy Moment, Al Jazeera, September 2, 2012. (With Roi Ben-Yehuda)
Iran and Israel's Contest in Incompetence, Daily Beast, August 29, 2012.
Obama Made the Right Call -- and Everyone Won, Huffington Post, August 22, 2012.
Israel Ups Iran Ante, But Is It Bluff?, The Forward, August 16, 2012.
Who is Bibi preempting – Obama or Iran?, Daily Beast, August 15, 2012.
Israel’s diplomatic scare game, Salon, August 8, 2012.
Sanctions against Iran hurt the people, not the regime, Newsday, August 5, 2012. (With Jamal Abdi)
Iranian Americans, Take a Lesson, Daily Beast, July 18, 2012.
From Iran to Bulgaria, Daily Beast, July 18, 2012.
The Blame Game, Daily Beast, June 29, 2012.
The U.S. and Iran's Mistaken Path to War, Huffington Post, June 20, 2012.
Give Obama Elbow Room on Iran, New York Times, June 13, 2012.
Europe's Unique Opportunity to Act, Huffington Post, June 12, 2012. (With Reza Marashi)
Obama, Iran, and the ‘Jewish Vote’, Daily Beast, June 12, 2012.
Too few military threats?, Daily Beast, May 22, 2012.
Is Israel flirting with Iranian terrorists?, Daily Beast, May 15, 2012.
Bibi let go, Daily Beast, May 2, 2012.
Why Netanyahu’s afraid of diplomacy, Daily Beast, April 17, 2012.
Brief Thoughts on the Istanbul Talks, Huffington Post, April 15, 2012.
For the sake of Europe, Sarkozy must stand down, Al Jazeera, April 14, 2012. (With Reza Marashi)
For Peace, Both Obama and Khamenei Must Compromise, Huffington Post, April 9, 2012.
Self-defeating, Daily Beast, April 3, 2012.
Sanctions make war more likely, Daily Beast, March 23, 2012.
Five Tips for President Obama on Nuclear Negotiations with Iran, Time Magazine, March 20, 2012.
Momentum Shifts Against Iran War, Al Monitor, March 15, 2012.
Obama Draws Red Lines and Distinctions on Iran in AIPAC Speech, Huffington Post, March 4, 2012.
Don’t let Iran be a second Iraq, The Hill, February 27, 2012. (With Jamal Abdi)
Six Questions Reporters Should Ask of Anyone Advocating Military Action Against Iran, Huffington Post, February 24, 2012.
Are We on the Brink of War With Iran?, The Nation, February 8, 2012.
Blunt Instrument - Sanctions Don’t Promote Democratic Change, Boston Review, February 6, 2012. (With Natasha Bahrami)
How Obama became vulnerable on Iran, Salon, January 31, 2012.
Obama vs. Netanyahu vs. Ahmadinejad, CNN, January 19, 2012.
How Obama Should Talk to Iran, Washington Post, January 13, 2012.
Assassination to scuttle talks, CNN, January 11, 2012.
Will Momentum for EU Oil Embargo on Iran Wreck Diplomacy?, Huffington Post, January 7, 2012.
Without renewed diplomacy, war with Iran lies around the corner, CNN, December 28, 2011.
Why the UK Embassy in Iran Was Attacked: The Domestic Angle, Huffington Post, December 2, 2011.
A glimpse inside Iran’s nukes, Salon, November 9, 2011.
Is Netanyahu bluffing once again?, CNN, November 4, 2011.
The "Come To Jesus" Moment In US-Iran Relations, Huffington Post, October 12, 2011. (With Reza Marashi)
Iran's growing bluster spells danger, Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2011.
The Coming Republican push on Iran, Salon.com, September 18, 2011.
Who won Libya? Salon.com, August 25, 2011.
Mujahedin Machine vs. The Iranian-American Community, Huffington Post, August 16, 2011.
How to help the people of Camp Ashraf, PBS Frontline, August 12, 2011.
Washington's favorite terrorists, Huffington Post, June 29, 2011.
Freeing Israel from its Iran bluff, Foreign Policy, May 11, 2011.
How Obama can reach the Iranian people: Start with visas, Huffington Post, March 1, 2011. (With Jamal Abdi)
A New opportunity for the US to promote human rights in Iran, The Atlantic, March 17, 2011.
WikiLeaks eliminated charade and the wiggle room for diplomacy it created, The Hill, November 29, 2010.
Want to defuse the Iran crisis?, Foreign Policy, November 12, 2010. (With Reza Marashi)
A Campaign For War With Iran Begins, Salon, August 13, 2010.
US Shouldn't Dismiss Turkish-Brazilian Nuclear Deal, Huffington Post, June 1, 2010.
Iran's Nuke Deal Irritates Washington, ABC.com, May 18, 2010.
Why Are Reps. Miller and Posey Refusing to Wish Iranians a Happy Norooz?, Huffington Post, March 22, 2010.
The Iranian Riddle, Time Magazine, March 15, 2010.
Iran’s Unhappy Anniversary, The Daily Beast, February 12, 2010. (With Rouzbeh Parsi)
We must not ignore human rights in Iran, Financial Times, February 11, 2010.
How Washington Can Really Help the Greens in Tehran, ForeignPolicy.com, February 9, 2010.(With Ali Nader)
Bombing Iran?,The Economist, January 13, 2010.
U.S. policy must factor in changed landscape in Iran, The Hill, January 12, 2010. (With Muhammad Sahimi)
Has Iran Reached a Breaking Point?, Daily Beast, December 27, 2009. (With Rouzbeh Parsi)
Obama Should End Silence on Human Rights Abuses in Iran, The Huffington Post, December 7, 2009. (With Dokhi Fassihian)
With Iran, Diplomacy Is the Only Solution, New York Times, September 25, 2009.
Will the Focus at the UN Be on Ahmadinejad's Human Rights Abuses?, Huffington Post, September 22, 2009.
To Talk or to Sanction, Obama’s Iran Dilemma, BoomGenTV, September 8, 2009.
Unforgivable Crimes in Iran: The Under-Reporting of Deaths, Huffington Post, September 7, 2009.
Throwing Ahmadinejad a Lifeline, New York Times, Aug 14, 2009. (With Hossein Askari)
The case for a tactical pause, ForeignPolicy.com, July 30, 3009.
The end of the beginning, ForeignPolicy.com, June 26, 2009. (With Reza Aslan)
What Obama must do now on Iran, Christian Science Monitor, June 22, 2009.
Who's Fighting Who in Iran's Struggle?, Time Magazine, June 16, 2009.
How Diplomacy with Iran Can Succeed, Huffington Post, June 11, 2009.
Why Roxana, Huffington Post, April 21, 2009.
Netanyahu and Threat of Bombing Iran -- The Bluff that Never Stops Giving?, Huffington Post, April 8, 2009.
Will Tehran Tango? Obama's Historic Norooz Message, Huffington Post, March 20, 2009.
The Path Back to Square One, The MidEast Peace Pulse, March 9, 2009.
On Iran, begin with end in mind, Chicago Tribune, February 22, 2009 (With Stanley Weiss)
Can Khatami Make a Comeback?, Huffington Post, February 8, 2009.
Did Obama Wink at Tehran?, Huffington Post, January 23, 2009.
Israel, Iran and Gaza: Trapping Obama in Imagined Fault lines, HuffingtonPost, Jan-uary 13, 2009.
Why diplomacy and sanctions don't mix, BitterLemons, December 4, 2008.
How to Stop an Iranian Bomb, The Guardian, October 31, 2008. (With Andreas Persbo)
Blog post on Rootless Cosmopolitan, Israel Gets real on Iran, October 15, 2008.
Deciding the fate of the Mujahedin, Washington Times, October 5, 2008
Drawing a red line with Iran, International Herald Tribune, July 28, 2008. (With An-atol Lieven)
These enemies have faces, Haaretz, July 18, 2008. (With Roi Ben-Yehuda)
Reading Solana in Tehran, IPS, July 7, 2008.
The alternative to an Israeli attack on Iran, Christian Science Monitor, July 2, 2008. (Co-authored with Shlomo Ben-Ami)
Mismarriage of Convenience, Foreign Policy Magazine, June 10, 2008.
Larijani's Election Can Boost Congressional Diplomacy, IPS, June 4, 2008.
Can P5+1 Offer Break the Nuclear Stalemate?, IPS, May 9, 2008.
Can the U.S. and Iran Share the Middle East?, IPS, April 18, 2007.
How to reduce tensions and promote human rights in Iran,Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 27, 2008.
Will Naval Incident Undermine Bush's Iran Message?, IPS, January 9, 2008.
The Case for Talking to Tehran, The Forward, December 19, 2007.
Denying Iran's Democrats, Huffington Post, December 19, 2007.
Iran must be included in peace talks, Newsday, December 12, 2007.
Is Iran NIE a Blessing in Disguise for Israel?, IPS, December 6, 2007.
The Iranian Challenge, The Nation, November 19, 2007.
Letter to Editor - WSJ, October 22, 2007.
A sober analysis of Iran, Ynet News, October 14, 2007.
Iran, the Inflatable Bogey, Rootless Cosmopolitan (Tony Karon's blog), October 10, 2007.
Fund bridges, not failed policy, The Hill, September 11, 2007.
Bush Indictment of Iran Tops Usual Rhetoric, IPS, August 29, 2007.
Terror Label for Guard Corp Entrenches US-Iran Enmity, IPS, August 15, 2007.
US-IRAN: New War Rhetoric Undercuts Iraq Talks, IPS, June 12, 2007.
Scholars Bear Brunt of Anti-Diplomacy Backlash, IPS, May 23, 2007.
Sweden Could Begin A New Diplomatic Track With Iran, Svt, May 11, 2007. (Swedish Version)
Can Europe End The Lose-Lose Game With Iran?, IPS, May 10, 2007.
Duel For Leverage Fuels Conflict, Not Diplomacy, IPS, March 30, 2007.
Will Surge Hurt US More Than Sanctions Hurt Iran?, IPS, February 26, 2007.
What If Iran Suspends? A Western Dilemma, IPS, January 26, 2007.
Bush's Iraq Plan - Goading Iran Into War, IPS, January 12, 2007.
US Failure To Talk To Iran Is A Key Contributor To The Region's Instability, Finan-cial Times, January 3, 2006.
Blair's Mideast Message Echoes Past Failure, IPS, December 22, 2006.
Iran is Key To Course Change on Iraq, IPS, November 9, 2006.
Italy Boosts Talks on Iran, But Real Test Lies Ahead, Antiwar.Com, September 21, 2006.
EU And Iran Find Their Roles Reversed, IPS, September 7, 2006.
Washington's Enrichment Fetish, Tompaine.Com, August 28, 2006.
Europe Has Six Days to Resolve Suspension Dilemma, IPS, August 25, 2006.
NIAC Brief: Influencing Iran’s Nuclear Options, NIAC, August 7, 2006.
NIAC Brief: Is Iran Behind the War in Lebanon?, NIAC, July 24, 2006.
Israel Readies for Iran Showdown by Attacking Lebanon, IPS, July 17, 2006.
A Parallel Strategy Can Free Washington, Bitterlemons-International, July 7, 2006.
Israel Fears High Price for U.S. Strike on Iran, IPS, July 5, 2006.
Under the Veil of Ideology: The Israeli-Iranian Strategic Rivalry, Middle East Report Online, June 9, 2006.
Gulf States Rethink U.S.-Led Security Alliance, IPS, June 1, 2006.
The United States’s double-vision in Iran, OpenDemocracy, May 9, 2006.
A Modus Vivendi Between Jerusalem and Tehran, Forward, March 17, 2006.
A challenge to Israel's strategic primacy, Bitterlemons.org, January 05, 2006.
Is nuclear parity with Iran a blessing in disguise for Israel?, Jane's Intelligence Re-view, January 2006.
Iran is awaiting a much fairer Western nuclear offer, Daily Star, November 8, 2005.
Ahmadinejad's speech and the Iran-Israel Cold War, OpenDemocracy.net, October 28, 2005.
Europe's mendacity doomed Iran talks to failure, Financial Times, August 31, 2005.
The Unwitting China-Iran Axis, The Globalist, August 10, 2005.
Who Lost Iran? Jerusalem Post, July 28, 2005.
Iran Policy - Is Turkey the model? The Globalist, July 18, 2005.
Iranian Public Opinion and Tehran's Nuclear Program, Tharwa Project, April 4, 2005.
America's Failure May Lie in Its Own Success, Bitterlemons.org, March 17, 2005.
Reconnecting Iran with Democracy, Financial Times, January 3, 2005.
Wither the Persian-Jewish alliance? Bitterlemons.org, December 16, 2004.
Victorious Bush has rare chance to bring Tehran in from the cold, Daily Star, No-vember 5, 2004