Tom Cotton Assails Iran Deal (Again)

by Derek Davison Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) told a receptive audience at the neoconservative Hudson Institute on Tuesday that Congress should take action to defeat the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal that was concluded in Vienna… Continue Reading  

Bad Analogies Abounding on Iran Deal

by Jim Lobe In their desperation to sabotage the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran, neoconservative foes of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) are resorting to all kinds of historical analogies. Their most popular, of course, date… Continue Reading  

Iranian Critics of Deal on the Defensive

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent Since the announcement of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 on July 14, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has not expressed any opposition to the deal. Despite some media reports alleging the contrary,… Continue Reading  

U.S. Assistance to Nigeria Should Be Tied to Human Rights

by William D. Hartung In his recent visit to Washington, newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had harsh words for U.S. restrictions on military aid to his nation. In particular, he singled out the Leahy Law, which blocks U.S. aid… Continue Reading  

Most Polls Suggest Americans Support the Deal, Especially Jews

by Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum Two polls released this morning have rather different takes on the Iran deal. One, from J Street, confirms last week’s LA Jewish Journal poll that American Jews broadly support the nuclear agreement, 60–40%. The other, from CNN/ORC, is an… Continue Reading