Lights and Shadows of the Lausanne Agreement

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by Francois Nicoullaud The results obtained in Lausanne on April 2 in the negotiation between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany) and Iran represent an outstanding landmark in the long process initiated by the first… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s U.S. Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll

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by Jim Lobe While U.S. public sentiment toward Israel has remained relatively stable, favorability ratings for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have declined sharply over the past six weeks, and particularly since his controversial speech before Congress March 3, according to… Continue Reading  

Let Nuclear Sanctions on Iran Serve Their Final Purpose

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by Peter Jenkins The kerfuffle over congressional moves to impose additional sanctions on Iran is obscuring a question that requires attention. Have the US and EU understood that the nuclear negotiations will not yield the non-proliferation measures that the US… Continue Reading  

Why WaPo Gets the Iran Sanctions Fight Wrong

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by Ali Gharib With the fight over whether to pile on more Iran sanctions heating up in D.C., the Washington Post has weighed in. It will not come as a surprise to regular readers of the editorial board that the paper… Continue Reading  

A Sanity Check from London on Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar Those who want to maintain endless tension and animosity between the United States and Iran, and who thus have been endeavoring to kill any diplomatic agreement between the two countries, are racing ahead with their latest… Continue Reading