If Congress prevents the United States from implementing its part of the deal, it would undercut not only Obama in attempting to a secure a better deal with Iran, but also any future president seeking to prevent proliferation through diplomacy.
Congress’ possible disapproval of the deal will have repercussions beyond Washington that ought to be factored in.
It is too early to tell whether or not the recently signed Iran deal will have a drastic effect on Iran’s domestic political climate.
While a rapprochement between the United States and Iran is unlikely, a warming of relations between Europe and Iran is at least as promising.
The Saudi proliferation threat is a bluff designed to put pressure on Washington. Saudi Arabia does not have the nuclear capabilities today to quickly follow through on Prince al-Faisal’s pledge.
It remains to be seen how much oil and gas Iran will bring to the markets, but the uncertainty will not stop zealous investors from chasing potential opportunities.
The brutal reaction to the ‘You Stink’ protest shows the Lebanese government knows citizens’ frustration goes far beyond an inadequate garbage-disposal system.
Four years after closing, the United Kingdom is reopening its embassy in Tehran.
On the basis of what has been made known so far, there is no reason to suspect that the IAEA’s conclusions about Iran won’t be sound.
Key external powers involved in the Syrian conflict seem to be engaged in little more than positioning and public relations. Although the prospect of ending Syria’s tragedy is tantalizing, it remains unlikely.
The Iran nuclear deal has yielded neither a verifiable Iranian commitment to restrict its nuclear endeavors to the parameters of a peaceful energy program, nor a mechanism that reliably prevents Iran from funneling the enormous unfrozen funds provided to it to all the wrong causes.
The ongoing slack in oil has exerted pressure and shed light on many producer countries, which struggle to attract investment and fight to secure favorable contract terms.
With Turkey heading towards a new election, Erdogan is betting on a revived support to his AK Party. But isn’t that a gamble?
The Kurdistan region of Iraq enjoys more stability, economic development, and political pluralism than the rest of the country. But this assessment fails to recognize key parts of the story.
A new Egyptian antiterrorism law took effect this week, and to call it tough is an understatement.
There is a broad consensus among Arab leaders and commentators that the Iran nuclear agreement will have far-reaching geostrategic effects on their countries.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has given President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a convenient cover to crack down on Ankara’s long-time nemesis: Kurdish rebels from the Kurdistan Worker’s Party.
Recent developments demand that New Delhi take a fresh strategic look at the Gulf region.
Algeria’s tough security stance and the legacy of the country’s bloody civil war help explain why relatively few Algerians are fighting abroad.
Now that Iran has struck a deal with the P5+1 negotiators over its nuclear ambitions, Tehran is turning its attention to brokering a lasting peace in Syria.
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