U.S. Policy

Here, IranTracker provides an overview of U.S. policy towards Iran, particularly Iran's nuclear program. This background and tracking information is critical to understanding the evolution of the complex debate in Washington over policy towards Iran.

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Empty Rhetoric in the Obama Administration’s Iran Policy
By Maseh Zarif, April 7, 2014

The Obama administration has often responded to crises of confidence in its foreign policy by treating unease and skepticism among international allies and partners, and among critics at home, as a messaging problem. It has interpreted failure to secure buy-in or cooperation as a failure to communicate effectively, rather than as a potential sign of flawed substance. 

America VS. Iran: The Competition for the Future of the Middle East
By Frederick W. Kagan, January 13, 2014

This new AEI report analyzes US soft-power strategies in the Middle East and advocates for the restructuring of US foreign assistance to better check the advance of the Islamic Republic.