Nuclear Iran: Past is Prologue

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by Charles Naas Following months of positive reports about the negotiations between world powers and Iran over its substantial nuclear program, the mood has turned somewhat pessimistic, despite verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has met its commitments under the… Continue Reading  

An Acceptable Nuclear Deal With Iran

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by Peter Jenkins A new Brookings Institution paper, “Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran,” has rightly attracted considerable attention. The author, Robert Einhorn, has a distinguished record and was Special Adviser for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the State Department from 2009… Continue Reading  

They Left Out Netanyahu’s Name Among the Signatories

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by Jim Lobe I think the position laid out in this letter is referred to as a “non-starter” and marks the point at which Congress moves from playing “bad cop” to spoiler. For reasons why, you can read today’s Foreign… Continue Reading  

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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by Peter Jenkins Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the UN General Assembly today leaves me feeling frustrated. There are more than 30 points in it that I would dearly love to discuss with him, either because they seem to… Continue Reading  

The Making and Unmaking of Iran Sanctions

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A new report released by the International Crisis Group this week examines the efficacy and unintended consequences of sanctions on Iran and suggests steps that can be taken during the diplomatic process to unwind them and mitigate their humanitarian consequences while… Continue Reading