Iran and the Middle East

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by Richard Dalton President Trump has complained publicly that only cosmetic changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA also known more informally as the Iran nuclear deal) and some side agreements are being offered to him. As Mike… Continue Reading  

Losing an Enemy

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by Francois Nicoullaud Trita Parsi has written a great book about what remains the most outstanding diplomatic feat of the 21st century. It is the first work to describe in detail the whole course of the extraordinarily complex international negotiation… Continue Reading  

The Real Security Threats on Iran’s Periphery

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian Pressure has once again become the name of the game in regards to U.S. policy on Iran. The Senate has passed sweeping new sanctions, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declared that the U.S. will… Continue Reading  

Reacting to the Tehran Attacks in Europe and the US

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by Eldar Mamedov The European Parliament started its plenary session last week with a minute of silence to honor the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in London and Tehran. In this way, the EP has joined a number of… Continue Reading  

Sanders Talks Israel, Trump, and Anti-Semitism at J Street

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave the following speech at the J Street Conference on February 27, 2017. Thank you for inviting me to address you here today. It’s a pleasure to be here with J Street, which has been such a strong… Continue Reading