Trump’s Iran Policy Embodies Imperial Overstretch

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by Sina Toossi In his seminal 1988 book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, renowned historian Paul Kennedy posits that dominant powers throughout history have succumbed to the same perennial affliction: imperial overstretch. Whether the British Empire or… Continue Reading  

The Case against Dismantling the Iran Deal: A View from Israel

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by Shemuel Meir Making good on his ultimatum, the American president trumpeted  America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) earlier this month. This was the opening salvo in a drive to crush the deal that has blocked Iran’s path to nuclear… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions: What the UK Should Do

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by Lloyd Russell Moyle It took 12 years for global powers and Iran to achieve the great diplomatic success of the 21st century: a deal that exchanged relief from oil and banking sanctions imposed by the US for a curtailment… Continue Reading  

What It Will Take to Keep the Iran Deal Alive

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by Adnan Tabatabai The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement between Iran and the EU/E3+3 constitutes a strong rejection of multilateralism by the Trump administration and leaves the remaining parties of the agreement with the challenge to safeguard its survival.… Continue Reading  

Trump, Iran, Europe: A Rebellion of the Lambs?

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by François Nicoullaud Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the nuclear deal with Iran arrived with a brutality that took Europeans by surprise. Of course, in the previous days, they had lost whatever illusions they still entertained. But… Continue Reading