Why Coercion Is a Recipe for Failure with Iran 

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by Tytti Erästö Opponents of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord have criticized the deal because it did not end uranium enrichment or limit missile development by Iran. With the Trump administration, some see an opportunity to undermine the agreement by… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Program and International Law

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by Peter Jenkins Anyone who took an interest in the diplomatic twists and turns that finally resulted in last year’s Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) are likely to enjoy Iran’s Nuclear Program and International… Continue Reading  

How Sanctions Can Reduce U.S. Leverage: The Case of Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar Attention has increased recently to sanctions against Iran and relief from sanctions under the terms of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to limit Iran’s nuclear program. As usual whenever this set… Continue Reading  

Senator Corker and the Nuclear Agreement

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by Paul R. Pillar Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has long given us hope for reasonableness even when he and we have been surrounded by partisan rabidity and a lack of reason. Corker was one… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal: Obama Channels Nixon?

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by John Feffer One of the greatest moments of U.S. diplomacy in the 20th century was Nixon’s opening to China. It was a surprise, a breathtaking opportunity, and a true game-changer. It was also one of the strangest political matches… Continue Reading