Economics Will Decide the Fate of the Iran Deal

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a terrible record in predicting the future of Iran’s nuclear programme, but it’s hard to argue with his suggestion that last week’s accord between Iran and the P5+1 countries will “bolster Iran’s… Continue Reading  

The Decision to Give Congress a Veto on the Iran Deal

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by Daryl G. Kimball Earlier today, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) negotiated compromise language that makes very minimal adjustments to the earlier version of Corker’s bill, S. 615, “The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.” The… Continue Reading  

Two Presidents and the Ayatollah

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by Ellie Geranmayeh Despite appearances, Ayatollah Khamenei and Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani are not worlds apart in their thinking on US-Iran relations.

Bait-and-Switch Sanctioning of Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar The idea of Iran as a regional marauder that is gobbling up other countries in the Middle East and against which pressure must therefore be unrelenting has become one of the favorite themes of those determined… Continue Reading  

Camp David, Dayton, Lausanne

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by Thomas W. Lippman In the past four decades, the greatest achievements of American diplomacy were probably the Camp David Accords and the Dayton Agreement. Camp David led to the end of the perpetual state of war between Israel and… Continue Reading