The heated rhetoric doesn’t offer much of a guidepost on how either would navigate the challenges ahead.
The international community has tried to use threats and sanctions to coerce the Iranian government into giving up its weapons program. It’s failed. What the international community hasn’t tried is incentives – real incentives backed by dollars and international agreements, writes contributor Joshua Foust.
Closing the Strait of Hormuz is a disaster, not so much for the U.S., but for Asia. Asian powers like China and Japan should therefore take the lead in addressing Iranian concerns and ratcheting down tension, writes Joshua Foust.
Two American men held for more than two years on spying charges in Iran were released yesterday.
Is the intelligence community relying too much on politically biased reports about Iran, or is the problem, as Joshua Foust argues, that their conclusions are foregone?