The Iran Deal’s on Life Support: Time to Pull the Plug

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj  The saga of the Iran nuclear deal has taken another bizarre turn. Eli Lake, a longtime skeptic of the deal, yesterday published a much-discussed Bloomberg View piece in which he surprisingly argues that “to withdraw from the… Continue Reading  

The Art of Saving a Deal

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by Sina Azodi Supporters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA are worried that President Trump is determined to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran. Coming up on May 12 is the next deadline by which the… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Agreement: Listen to Voices of Experience

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump appears poised to make one of the most damaging moves yet of his presidency: to pull out of the multilateral agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which severely restricts Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Keep the Iran Deal–10 Good Reasons

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by National Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon President Trump should maintain the U.S. commitment to the Iran nuclear deal. Doing so will bring substantial benefits and strengthen America’s hand in dealing with North Korea, as well as Iran,… Continue Reading  

Dealing with Bolton: Appeasement is Not an Option

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by Eldar Mamedov John Bolton, the newly appointed national security advisor to the President Donald Trump, summarized in his memoirs his experiences as the US ambassador to the United Nations by saying that “surrender is not an option.” Throughout his… Continue Reading