Iran’s Position on the Arms Trade Treaty

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by Emma Scott The “axis of evil” club portrayed by George W. Bush in 2002 no longer exists. Iran has now famously exited from the group leaving bad boy Kim Jong Un all alone. But the two countries still share… Continue Reading  

The Iran Agreement and the Meaning of Risk

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by Paul R. Pillar The first few days of argumentation about the recently completed agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program have taken predictable directions—predictable not only because the shape of the deal was known well before all the drafting was… Continue Reading  

Overwhelming Expert Consensus Favors Agreement with Iran

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by Joe Cirincione There is an overwhelming consensus among non-proliferation, nuclear policy, and national security experts that a negotiated accord is the best, and likely the only, way to ensure that Iran never builds a nuclear weapon. But you would not… Continue Reading  

US Fight Against Islamic State: Long Haul Ahead

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by Wayne White As 2014 draws to a close, there is no shortage of alternative suggestions about how to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). Most of them involve US escalation, driven by exaggerated notions of IS capabilities. Retaking… Continue Reading  

The Tangled Web of a U.S.-Iran Thaw

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by Mitchell Plitnick The real Iranian nuclear threat has apparently already taken hold. New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called “charm offensive” has sent the war hawks scurrying as if the bomb had really gone off. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Continue Reading