Just how durable is Iran's clerical regime, really? For years, Iran's ayatollahs have worked diligently to convince the world that their Islamic revolution is a popular—and permanent—enterprise.
We need to see Iran as the implacable adversary it is and then craft a broad strategic approach to it that makes sense.
For more than a year, reversing the "maximum pressure" policy of its predecessor and hammering out some sort of nuclear compromise with Iran has been the centerpiece of the Biden administration's Mideast policy.
Washington has long considered Tehran the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, recognizing that Iran conducts its terrorist activities largely through the IRGC.
Taking them off the list as a concession to tempt Tehran back into a nuclear proliferation deal would be dangerous — and would undermine the deal itself.