Ryan Costello

Ryan Costello

Ryan Costello is a Policy Fellow at the National Iranian American Council. In this role, Ryan monitors legislation, conducts research and writing, and helps to coordinate advocacy efforts.

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By January 2021, the U.S. is likely to have been in material breach of the JCPOA for 32 months and will have very little credibility or leverage to insist on changes to the agreement or a grand bargain addressing all of the international community’s concerns about Iran. (Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com) Views
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Biden Can Reverse Trump’s Failures on Iran
In 2017, Donald Trump inherited a better position on Iran than any U.S. President over the last four decades, with Iran’s nuclear program restrained and an opportunity to build on a historic diplomatic accord. More than two years after Trump threw out the successful diplomatic playbook in favor of...
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Sunday, January 05, 2020
Trump and His Team Are Lying Their Way to War With Iran
President Trump ordering the killing of Qassem Soleimani is troubling on several fronts. The assassination has been treated as an act of war in Iran, uniting disparate political factions after a brutal crackdown on protesters in November. Now, U.S. forces are on a state of high alert across the...
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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Why Is Booker Parroting Trump on Iran?
Nine out of ten Democrats on the debate stage Wednesday night announced that they favor returning to the Iran nuclear deal, which should be commended. Trump’s efforts to kill the deal just brought the United States to the edge of a disastrous war. After staying in the deal for little benefit for...
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People celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran in April after the announcement of a preliminary agreement in the Iran nuclear talks. (Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Trump Vindicates Iranian Hardliners And Victimizes Ordinary Citizens
When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was announced in 2015, the Iranian people poured into the streets to celebrate what they thought was the beginning of a new era. Long squeezed by both U.S. pressure and their own government, they had just cause for optimism. The threat of war was receding...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran
America's Cuba policy has long been an open joke in international circles. Seldom has a country pursued such a futile policy for so long while clearly recognizing its senselessness. It's probably the foremost example of how American domestic politics can take its foreign policy hostage, leaving...
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