The Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Choice

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By Paul Pillar Completion of the agreement to restrict the Iranian nuclear program puts into sharp relief the choice for anyone who weighs in on the topic and especially for the U.S. Congress, which will have an opportunity to accept… Continue Reading  

Russian Ambivalence About an Iranian Nuclear Agreement

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by Mark N. Katz Russia has long called for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. Moscow has played an important part in the ongoing negotiations over this issue between the P5 + 1 (America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia,… Continue Reading  

Cotton Makes Aim of Iran Sanctions Legislation Kristol Clear

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by Jim Lobe As foes of a nuclear deal with Iran prepare new sanctions legislation that the Obama administration firmly opposes, Arkansas’s new Republican senator, Tom Cotton, told a policy conference at the far-right Heritage Foundation Tuesday that the pending… Continue Reading  

“Bad Deal” Better Than “No Deal”?

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by Francois Nicoulaud  “No deal is better than bad deal:” that’s the mantra that has been heard ad nauseam in the recent past and presented as self-evident of U.S. toughness in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. But is it… Continue Reading  

Dealing with Iran, France and Israel

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by James A. Russell Since the high-level talks that occurred in Geneva, conflicting messages have surfaced on what really stopped a groundbreaking deal over Iran’s nuclear program from being signed this weekend. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said… Continue Reading