Misusing Intelligence to Sell Conflict with Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar Although nobody knows exactly where Donald Trump intends to go with his campaign of seeking confrontation with Iran, his administration already has provided disconcerting parallels with the techniques an earlier U.S. administration used in selling its… Continue Reading  

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and the nuclear deal as the latest example of his determination to undo the legacy of his predecessor, meeting… Continue Reading  

The Growing Danger of War With Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar A combination of circumstances has increased the risk that armed conflict will break out between the United States and Iran. Such a war is no certainty, but the chance that one will occur is greater today… Continue Reading  

The Latest on Non-Nefarious Iranian Behavior

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by Paul R. Pillar One of the arguments recited most frequently by those wanting to keep Iran ostracized in perpetuity—so frequently that it has achieved the status of cliché—has been that the partial sanctions relief provided for in the agreement… Continue Reading  

Seventy-Plus Nuclear Non-Proliferation Experts Endorse Deal

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by Jim Lobe As an abundance of nuclear non-proliferation experts rallies behind the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) signed last month by the P5+1 and Iran, the paucity of arms-control specialists who oppose the deal has become increasingly apparent.… Continue Reading