An Exit from the Top in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis?

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by François Nicoullaud Despite President Trump’s demands that it do so, Iran has no intention of renegotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Unless, of course, it will receive in exchange concessions that no one is likely to offer. In… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Speech on Iran: Warmed-Over Rejectionism

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s speech on Iran is the latest chapter in his struggle to reconcile his overriding impulse to destroy any significant achievements of his predecessor with the fact that the most salient of those achievements in… Continue Reading  

Run-Up to Another Potential US Middle East Disaster

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by Robert E. Hunter The president of the United States has his plate full of international issues. Most important is the impending capacity of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to be able to launch nuclear weapons against American cities.… Continue Reading  

No Good Reason for Trump Not to Certify Iran Nuclear Compliance

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by Mark Fitzpatrick US President Donald Trump would have no substantive grounds for following up his broad hints to decide in the negative when the 15 October deadline comes for re-certifying that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal struck two years… Continue Reading  

Building Confidence in Iran’s Intentions, Not Closing All Pathways

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by Peter Jenkins The decision to sell the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran (the JCPOA) to the US Congress and public as closing all pathways to Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons is returning to haunt us. That slogan implied two… Continue Reading