Devil in the Details; Angel in the “Big Picture”

by Robert E. Hunter The devil is in the details. This cliché is already being invoked regarding the deal concluded this past weekend between Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany,… Continue Reading  

Barack: Where Have You Been?

by James A. Russell Wow. This is what we were expecting from a guy that ran for president as a transformational figure but has left so many of us disappointed as he declined to dive into the scrum to get the… Continue Reading  

First Iran Nuclear Deal Tidbits

by Jasmin Ramsey We have reached an agreement. — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 24, 2013 Geneva — It’s hard to believe that less than 24 hours ago Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced through Twitter that a deal over Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal: Practical, Far-Sighted and Fair

by Peter Jenkins These understandings are a credit to all who were involved in their negotiation. They are practical, far-sighted, and fair – although personally I believe greater sanctions relief would have been justified by the temporary derogations to the… Continue Reading  

Rapid Reaction to the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Mitchell Plitnick These are my initial thoughts on the deal struck between the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) and Iran. They come after a few hours of watching the speeches, reading the briefings from… Continue Reading