The consequences of Congress stopping the deal would be harsh for the United States and chaotic for international order.
An analysis of the Iran deal from a nonproliferation perspective.
Beyond routine safeguards, the IAEA will continue to address with Iran allegations concerning so-called “possible military dimensions” of Iran’s nuclear programme.
A wide-ranging discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, the future of the Middle East, and Russia’s role after the Ukraine crisis with Charlie Rose.
Missing from the commentary on the agreement signed between the P5+1 and Iran is an assessment of the extent to which a nuclear deal with Iran had become possible, perhaps even inevitable for the United States, due to larger forces at bay.
Secret talks initiated by the United States paved the way for the negotiations that, in turn, led to the breakthrough nuclear deal with Iran.
The biggest problem with Obama’s argument that the deal is not “transformational” is that the argument is wrong.
If all goes according to plan, sometime in the fall of 2023, the European Union and the United States will terminate the second of three tranches of nuclear sanctions against Iran, and Iran will initiate parliamentary ratification of its Additional Protocol for IAEA safeguards.
The United States has come out squarely to endorse a deal that tries to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons predominantly relying on positive inducements to get Iran to comply with its new formal commitments.
Under the terms agreed to in Vienna, the country is going to be crawling with inspectors. No one is covertly building a nuclear weapon under this regime.