Iran and U.S. Public Opinion

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by Rethink Media Despite an unfriendly attitude toward Iran, Americans have an appetite for diplomacy, and support for the Iran deal has risen over time. Eight recent polls found an average of 50% support for the deal. CNN/SRSS finds 67% support, the Chicago Council 60%, CBS/YouGov 58%, Economist/YouGov 56%, Morning Consult 54%, Harvard/Harris 40%, NBC/SurveyMonkey 39%,… Continue Reading  

Do Americans Want to Renegotiate the Nuclear Deal with Iran?

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by Nancy W. Gallagher A recent article in The Hill claimed that “a strong majority of voters—including most Democrats” want the United States to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. The results it cites are at odds with many… Continue Reading  

The EU on the JCPOA: Neither “Fix” nor Nix

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by Eldar Mamedov When President Donald Trump announced his decision to “decertify” the nuclear deal with Iran in a speech on October 13, the EU´s reaction was swift and unambiguous. Minutes after Trump’s speech, the bloc´s foreign policy chief Federica… Continue Reading  

Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal, Despite Trump’s Decertification

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by International Crisis Group U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s October 13 decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JC POA) based on his assessment that the agreement’s costs outweigh its benefits will not, in… Continue Reading  

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and the nuclear deal as the latest example of his determination to undo the legacy of his predecessor, meeting… Continue Reading