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Iran Nuclear Talks

Why I Support the July 14 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Joel Judd | Posted 07.30.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

This is the standard I use to measure the Agreement: Does it better protect the United States and Israel than any available alternative?

The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Catastrophic

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

If this agreement is approved, we effectively lose any hope of stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy. A nuclear arms race will ensue in the Middle East. More monies will flow to provide funds, arms and training to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

SKIMM YOUR CANDIDATE: Former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Democrat

theSkimm | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

My greatest strength is my passionate commitment to helping people -- and I feel so strongly that I had a lot of opportunities and that there are people, particularly women, who are just as talented and hardworking, but who haven't had the same chances that I had.

The Iranian Nuclear Deal and U.S. National Security

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
David W. Kearn

It is also important to be clear about what the agreement does not do and was not intended to achieve to judge the diplomatic accomplishment squarely on its own merits. No arrangement, save for one imposed by one party upon another, is going to be viewed as perfect,

Nuclear Iran: How and Why The JCPOA Will Work

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

Even before the negotiations started, President Obama's detractors were saying that his efforts to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program would fail. Now that we have an actual plan to review, we can weigh the merits of that plan. I have read the plan and it is my opinion that the plan is a good plan that will work.

Behind Ayatollah Khamenei's Support for a Nuclear Deal He Previously Disavowed

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Shahir ShahidSaless

Just three weeks before the historic agreement between Iran and the group of six world powers, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued comprehensive red lines for a possible nuclear deal. The nuclear deal reached on July 14 in Vienna clearly violates the lines almost in their entirety.

60 of America's Top National Security Leaders Endorse Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

On Monday, 60 of America's brightest national security and military leaders, from both parties, released a powerful statement supporting the historic nuclear accord reached between the world powers and Iran last week.

Obama Bravely Ignores the Warmongers with Iran Deal -- Surely, His Finest Moment

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Most Americans struggle to recognize or understand their country's permanent security state, in which elected politicians seem to run the show, but the CIA and the Pentagon often take the lead -- a state that inherently gravitates toward military, rather than diplomatic, solutions to foreign-policy challenges. Viewed through the lens of history, the main job of U.S. presidents is to be mature and wise enough to stand up to the permanent war machine.

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Overkill

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

No one can claim that President Obama was not transparent in this masterful press conference. He answered every question, and even extended the press conference to answer more. It may take a sledgehammer to get the Republicans to take their fingers out of their ears.

Why You Should Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cody Cain | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

While entering into this nuclear deal with Iran is far from perfect, it nevertheless offers a potential for optimism. First of all, it would delay Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 to 15 years, and this alone is a significant benefit.

Why Iran's Nuclear Deal Is A Victory Against Hardliners And Terrorists

John A. Tures | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Let's say that the U.S. Congress rejects the deals. If so, we could see a hardliner comeback in Iran, a victory for the sponsors of terrorism, an increased likelihood of Israel bombing Iran, with a retaliation that drags America into a conflict that makes Iraq look like a skirmish.

The Agreement With Iran: How Solid?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Years ago when Japan was an economic powerhouse and Americans were negotiating with Japan, a certain confusion occurred. The Americans would feel they had an agreement only to find out there was no agreement.

Jessica Schulberg

AIPAC Drops Pretense Of Supporting Iran Deal, Urges Congress To Vote It Down | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued its first public direction to Congress to reject the nuclear agreement ...

How to Live With the Iran Nuclear Deal

Richard Haass | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Richard Haass

NEW YORK -- No one should confuse this outcome with a solution to the problem of Iran's nuclear ambitions or its contributions to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. On the contrary, depending on how it is implemented and enforced, the agreement could make matters worse.

Nuclear Agreement a Boost to Civil Society in Iran -- but Also to Proxy Wars in the Middle East

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna agreement is a turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also a big step for the geostrategic future of the region. From now on Iran will be a full partner in the big game in the Middle East and the world.

Americans Don't Trust Iran To Stick To A Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

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How The World Reacted To The Iran Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers reached a deal Tuesday to limit Tehran's nuclear capabilities, a result of almost two years of negotiations. In a comprehens...

Two Graphs Show the Nuclear State of the World

FindTheBest | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

Nuclear disarmament has long been one of President Obama's top foreign policy priorities. In fact, in his first major speech on foreign policy in 2009, President Obama described his vision of a "world without nuclear weapons."

Iran, World Powers Agree To Historic Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred, Nick Robins-Early, Jade Walker | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran reached a historic deal with six world powers on Tuesday that promises to curb Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in exchange for economic ...

Iran Nuclear Deal Announcement Expected Tuesday Morning

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

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The Iran Deal and the Prague Agenda

Norman Eisen | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
Norman Eisen

President Obama is pursuing a deal out of principle. It is that ambition that has driven the President's formulation and consistent pursuit of each of the four elements of the Prague Agenda. Of course, as the President himself has repeatedly emphasized, the deal must be a good one.

Israel's Netanyahu Says Western Powers Are 'Caving' At Iran Nuke Talks

AP | Posted 07.12.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader says Western powers are "caving" into Iran even as the Islamic Republic keeps railing against them. Responding to ...

Monday Deadline Looms For Iran Nuclear Talks

AP | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program blew past the two-week mark in Vienna on Saturday ahead of a new deadline for a deal, wi...

Demanding What You Can't Get: Obama's Gamble With the Iran Talks in Vienna

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

No doubt, Obama and his White House advisers think they are handling difficult domestic political dynamics with admirable adroitness. But, in diplomatic terms, their approach assumes that other key players -- including Iran -- will wait indefinitely for Washington to get serious about closing a deal.

Michael Oren's Fight Against A Nuclear Deal

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

I met Michael Oren on several occasions. He is both an excellent diplomat and a respected historian. It is impossible for me to ignore the facts stated in Oren's memoir. The book has caused a paradigm shift in how I view the Obama administration and a nuclear deal with Iran.