Non-Proliferation through Strength: A Hawk’s Case for a Deal with Iran

A major concern that opponents of the recent nuclear framework deal with Iran have is that the final deal will leave Iran as a “nuclear threshold state” after a decade. As noted by Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, “[t]he gradual expiration of the framework agreement, beginning in a decade, will enable Iran to become a […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, Secretary of […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   How to Make Sure Iran Is a Nuclear Non-Proliferator John Kerry and Ernest Moniz / Foreign Policy Without fanfare or hoopla, the NPT has succeeded in making the world a safer place. And now Tehran is back in the fold.   Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake Rama Lakshmi and […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘seriously wounded in air strike’ Martin Chulov and Kareem Shaheen / The Guardian The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, sources have told the Guardian.   US open to include Iran in Syria peace talks, […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Iran’s powerful Guard rejects inspection of military sites The Washington Post International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday, setting up a potential standoff as negotiators try to reach a final agreement on […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Congress and White House strike deal on Iran legislation Karen DeYoung and Mike DeBonis / The Washington Post A Senate committee voted unanimously Tuesday to give Congress the power to review a potential Iran nuclear deal after a June 30 negotiating deadline, in a compromise with the White House that allows President Obama to avoid […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile system delivery to Iran BBC Russia has lifted a ban on supplying Iran with a sophisticated air defence missile system, the Kremlin has said.   Iraqi Prime Minister meeting with President Obama to request weapons Andrew V. Pestano / UPI Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, will […]

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Iran’s Fragile Rise

While the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is a major step towards ensuring that Tehran does not obtain nuclear weapons, some justifiably point out that a final deal might turn Iran into a “second Saudi Arabia,” albeit one that will wreak much havoc throughout the Middle East and beyond. As Benjamin […]

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What the Experts Are Saying About the Nuclear Framework Deal with Iran…

“So there’s a lot of skepticism, but I think when we look at the alternatives, there are no good alternatives. And so I think it behooves us to see what’s in the final agreement and take it from there.” Jeff Flake, Senator, April 14, 2015, PBS Newshour   “In terms of what it is we […]

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Statement on the Framework for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), the CEO of the American Security Project, recently signed a statement released by the Iran Project, endorsing the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. The statement was signed by a bipartisan group of 50 former military officials, foreign policy leaders, Ambassadors, and other leading national […]

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