Posts Tagged: Iran nuclear deal
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.
A prescription for fueling an intensified Middle-East arms race.
The recent multinational agreement with Iran, along with the calamitous consequences of US military intervention in the Middle East, challenge the frozen notions that have dominated US foreign policy.
The United States may equip Israel with weapons to attack nuclear energy sites in Iran.
The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Michael Bennet to accompany the Iran nuclear deal would include increased funding for Israeli security.
Those opposed to the Iran deal worry that the subsequent easing of economic sanctions will enable Iran to increase its support for Hezbollah and Hamas.
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sought to placate hawks, he revealed more about the Iran deal than he may have intended.
Like it or not, diplomacy is all about backroom deals.
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.