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The Sources of Opposition to the Iran Agreement

Published on July 26th, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar An air of unreality pervades much of the debate on the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the agreement raise issue after issue on which the agreement is clearly superior ... Read More



Former AIPAC Official on Iran’s Importance to AIPAC

Published on July 25th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Chris Nelson writes and publishes a private daily newsletter (The Nelson Report) that’s considered must-reading for everyone from Washington think-tankers, lobbyists, administration officials, and congressional staff to foreign embassies and multinational corporations. He ... Read More



On Iran Congress Risks Alienating Europe

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Ellie Geranmayeh

by Ellie Geranmayeh Members of Congress opposing the Iranian nuclear deal don’t seem to care that it’s a multilateral agreement their longest-serving European allies support. Europeans are far from impressed that the US legislature has taken ... Read More



The War Over Blasphemy

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Guest

by Maikel Nabil Sanad Two weeks ago, Iceland abolished its 75-year-old blasphemy law. The parliament’s decision was a victory for the unconventional Pirate Party, which made the call to abolish the blasphemy law in Iceland after ... Read More



Correcting the Critics of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick From the standpoint of U.S. security, the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program announced on July 14 is a very good one. Iran consented to a significant rollback of its nuclear capacity and to ... Read More


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The People of Iraq Are Dying To Be Heard

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Guest

by Charles Davis Imagine that the people of Iraq are real human beings with hopes and fears who are subject to the influence of powerful regional actors but are nonetheless capable of acting without someone in ... Read More



Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Alexis Tsipras had a choice. As the leader of the fledgling Syriza government in Greece, he could have told the European Union to stuff its austerity plan. He could have taken the risk ... Read More



The Iran Deal: Where Are the Fault Lines?

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison It’s tempting to see the successful negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 nations as the conclusion of nearly two years of negotiations. But the reality ... Read More

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