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The Iran Deal Is Transformational

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

We Can no Longer Contain Iran

Max Boot, Commentary

The United Nations Welcomes Back Iran

Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy

The president of the United States has argued that the Iran nuclear deal, which will almost certainly become the centerpiece of his foreign-policy legacy, is not transformational. ...(full article)

In defense of the Iran deal, President Obama and some of his supporters have suddenly become partisans of Ronald Reagan. “Where I completely admire him,” the president ...(full article)

The more honest defenders of the president’s Iran diplomacy know there are loopholes in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action big enough to drive a car bomb through. So they are...(full article)

President Obama seems determined to do an end-run around Congress by taking the Iran deal to the UN first. This is undoubtedly the wrong way to proceed....(full article)

The U.N. Security Council will vote on a resolution Monday that marks the beginning of Tehran's return to the world's good graces....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

A Chance for Turkey and Iran to Reset Relations - Akin Unver, Al Jazeera

As sanctions are lifted, both Turkey and Iran get a chance to radically expand positive aspects of their relationship....

Europe Inc. and the Coming Iran Gold Rush - Pierre Briancon, Politico EU

The Germans want to sell their machine tools, the French their cars, the Italians their tubes. And the British hope to finance the whole trade....

On Iran, Obama Has Chosen Dishonor - William Kristol, Weekly Standard

There is neither wisdom nor honor in President Obama’s agreement. After Munich, Winston Churchill famously said that “Britain and France had to choose between war and d...

Don't Expect Iran to Change Overnight - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

In selling the nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has been careful to point out that it is just an agreement on nuclear issues. "[The deal] solves one particular prob...

Why Israelis Feel Abandoned - Daniel Gordis, New York Post

Our ability to defend ourselves, our knowledge that we are thus different from the Jews who died in those forests, has been a source of pride. “Never again” is a ubiqui...

Where the U.S. Caved to Get Iran to Sign - Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

David Albright, a former weapons inspector who is now president of the Institute for Science & International Security, also told me the centrifuge concession was a surprise: "I...

Iran Is Drama, but Iraq Is Destiny - Rami Khouri, Cairo Review

The dramatic events surrounding the intense negotiations for a deal on Iran’s nuclear industry and the sanctions on it deserve immense attention because of what they tell us ...

Greece and Iran Are Chances for Europe - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, and Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, each made momentus decisions during the week of July 13 that could spur or smother Europe&rsquo...

Iran Anchors India's Central Asia Pivot - Saurav Jha, World Politics Review

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whirlwind tour this month of the five Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkeminstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, with a...

Iran Ready to Open for Business - Azadeh Moaveni, Bloomberg Businessweek

The Iran nuclear agreement may unleash the country’s mercantile instincts, which are undimmed by the regime’s dark realities....

The Real Reason Saudis, Israelis and Neocons Hate Deal - F Kaplan, Slate

Here’s the thing to keep in mind about most critics of the Iran nuclear deal that was signed Tuesday morning: Their objections have nothing to do with the details of the deal...

Who Cares if Iran Gets the Bomb? - Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

While unlikely, it would not be a big deal if Iran acquired nuclear weapons....

Seeking a Better Policy Against Iran - A. Garfinkle, American Interest

The Iran deal is seriously compromised in several places, and deserves a “no” vote. But anyone who believes the deal deserves the thumbs down in Congress is obligated t...

Saudi Prince: This Is Worse than the North Korea Deal - A. Taylor, WaPo

Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to the United States between 1981 and 2005, has written a damning column in which he compares the Iran nuclear deal to the failed nuc...

Iran Deal Marks the End of the Beginning - John McLaughlin, Ozy

This is scene one of act one — the play and the plot will have many twists....

Iran Is Obama's Vietnam - David Gelernter, National Review

Obama will always be remembered for the Iran treaty, as Johnson is for Vietnam....

Obama's Foreign Policy Undoctrine Scores a Big Win - Amanda Taub, Vox

President Obama’s foreign policy doctrine is so minimalist that my colleague Matt Yglesias has referred to it as an "undoctrine." It doesn’t lay out any grand framework...

The Iran Deal Is Obama's Middle East Exit Plan - Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

This deal is not an affirmation of American leadership. It's a recognition of American exhaustion....

Obama's Illusion of a Middle East Realignment - A.D. Miller, RCWorld

The chain of logic tying this latest conceit together goes something like this: Iran is a critically important country sitting at the nexus of just about every problem in the regio...

How the Nuclear Deal Weakens Iran's Moderates - Mehdi Khalaji, TWI

The agreement is a significant achievement for Rouhani, but the hardliners are already moving to ensure that it does not empower him during his remaining time in office, in line wi...

Obama's Deal...with Qassem Suleimani - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

According to the terms of the Iran deal announced in Vienna on Tuesday, U.N. Security Council sanctions regarding nuclear-related issues will be lifted on a number of entities and ...

Which Iran Signed the Deal? - The National

US president Barack Obama has been clear that the historic deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 powers over the country’s nuclear weapons programme is based on verification....

Is the Iran Deal Good Enough? - Los Angeles Times

In the flush of diplomatic victory, President Obama on Tuesday exulted that an international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program "makes our country and the world safer and...

The Iran Deal: A New Camp David? - Marc Lynch, Washington Post

In the short term, the Iran deal could well lead to more rather than less confrontation across the region, as leaders on all sides seek to prove to their domestic and regional cons...

Paving the Way for Iranian Empire - Max Boot, Commentary

This is a stunning concession to Iran’s imperial designs in the Middle East....

Obama's Iran Deal Will Live in Infamy - Boaz Bismuth, Israel Hayom

On July 14, 2015, the leading exporter of global terrorism received a stamp of legitimacy from the international community • The nuclear deal welcomes Iran into the family of ...

There's a Reason Iran Is Celebrating the Deal - David Harsanyi, Federalist

Isn’t it odd how every pundit and politician who’s been antagonistic towards Israel is also super excited about an Iranian deal that’s allegedly going to help protect the Jew...

The Most Important Question to Ask About the Iran Deal - The Atlantic

The theocratic regime that rules Iran—a regime that is a committed and proficient sponsor of terrorism, according to John Kerry’s State Department—will be more po...

Iran Deal Shows Limits of American Power - Peter Beinart, Haaretz

“Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen. “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wis...

Obama's Muddled Victory on Iran - Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week

President Obama finally has his deal with Iran. The contents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as it is known, are probably a disappointment even to the administra...

How the Iran Deal Could Change the Game - Schreck & Esfandiari, RFERL

From potentially stoking a Middle East arms race, to enabling political reforms in Iran, to undercutting Russia’s energy might by freeing up massive oil and gas supplies, her...

Shutting Down the Iran-China Nuclear Pipeline - O. Kittrie, Foreign Affairs

President Barack Obama has said that the final nuclear deal with Iran will “cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.” U.S. Secretary of S...

Israel: There Will Be a Nuclear Arms Race - Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warns that the imminent agreement with Iran will strengthen it diplomatically and economically....

Iran Deal: A 28-Year Timeline - Allison Jackson, Global Post

The world’s major powers and Iran have reached a“historic” deal in the decades-long standoff over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program....

Iran Can't Live with the Status Quo - Hussein Ibish, The National

The brinkmanship exhibited at the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 +1 international consortium is breathtaking, and suggests, for the first time in several months, the ...

Iran Still Pursuing Illicit Nuclear Technology - Weinthal & Ottolenghi, WS

The question is not whether Iran can be trusted to uphold the nuclear deal now being negotiated in Vienna (it can’t), but whether the Obama administration and its P5+1 partne...

The Impasse over Iran's Missiles - A. Tabatabai, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Upon resuming talks to end the nuclear crisis with the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) in 2013, Iran made it clear that its missile progr...

Iran Violating Sanctions Even as Talks Drag On - Ben Weinthal, Fox News

While U.S.-led world powers hold talks with Iran in Vienna to curb Tehran's illicit nuclear weapons program, the Islamic Republic’s spies have been seeking atomic and missile tec...

Waiting for the Mullahs - Adam Garfinkle, The American Interest

Churchill famously said that jaw-jaw was better than war-war, but that was before Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot....

Iran's Unserious Critics - Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Republican chorus gets ever louder: Walk away from an Iran nuclear deal. But of course there is a deal in place, an interim one, much derided by that same chorus when it was co...

Why Critics of an Iran Nuclear Deal Are Wrong - Will Marshall, CNN

Despite years of diplomatic isolation, punishing economic sanctions and hard bargaining with world powers, Iran has never agreed to dismantle its nuclear program altogether. It's n...

Iran Knows the U.S. Will Eventually Cave - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

If this administration were truly willing to walk away from a bad deal, their tactics wouldn’t be a matter of concern. But the relief about their flexibility about deadlines ...

A Look at Who Is Fighting ISIS on the Ground - Barbara Slavin, Al-Monitor

A mismatch in priorities between the United States and its Sunni allies is obliging the Obama administration to rely more on Iran-backed forces to fight the group that calls itself...

Obama Safeguards Iran's Regional Influence - T. Badran, NOW Lebanon

In Vienna, Secretary of State John Kerry has been racing to put the final touches on the deal over the Iranian nuclear program. The agreement will include a main text and five anne...

The Democrats Who Can Make or Break an Iran Deal - John Hudson, FP

If President Barack Obama’s administration manages to strike a landmark nuclear deal with Iran this month, the White House will turn its attention to wooing a bloc of staunch...

Ahmadinejad Adviser Arrested

A simmering rivalry between Iran’s president and powerful adversaries within the conservative hierarchy spilled into the open on Monday when security forces briefly arrested ...

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