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For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace

Summary:  To understand the dynamics and stakes of the Iran deal we should look at our past, rather than conservatives’ confident warnings about the future. The peace we’ve enjoyed for decades results in part from 50+ years of arms control treaties — all strenuously fought by the Right. 1,044 more words

Politics

Is Trust Necessary?

Why was it so difficult for the members of the European Union to reach an agreement over the fiscal bail-out of Greece? If you listen to European politicians, the challenge was simply a matter of trust. 446 more words

European Union

Are nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements of any value?

The recent announcement of a nuclear deal between the governments of Iran and other major nations, including the United States, naturally draws our attention to the history of international nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements. 855 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Conventional wisdom: the flip side of the Iran nuclear deal

Written by Allison Pytlak, Control Arms

Negotiations for the long-awaited agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme are in the endgame, and have been complicated by a political stumbling block – conventional weapons. 524 more words

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Lord Commander Jon Snow Offers Cryptic Observation On White Walker Arms Talks

(PNI.  Winterfell, Kingdom of the North.)

Reporters for a leading King’s Landing weekly entertainment magazine, Brothels & Beheadings, spoke by carrier pigeon recently with Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and undocumented son of the late Lord of Winterfell and King’s Hand, Eddard “Ned” Stark.   46 more words

Satire

CONRAD BLACK: How the U.S. Lost the World’s Respect

National Review — All polls and even informal observations by well-connected people confirm that the world’s opinion of the United States as a serious world power has eroded markedly. 135 more words

International Relations