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Thomas Friedman: Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal

New York Times — The morning of concluding an agreement with Iran to lift oil and financial sanctions in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, President Obama is a man who evinces no second thoughts whatsoever about the deal he struck. 160 more words


The Iran Deal and the Prague Agenda

Norman L. Eisen (Ambassador to the Czech Republic, 2011-2014)

Cross-posted from Ambassador Eisen’s July 12, 2015 op-ed in the Huffington Post.


As we near what may be the endgame of the current negotiations with Iran, I am reminded of the place where President Obama announced the overarching strategy that helped produce this moment: Prague. 741 more words

Foreign Policy

Call for Sanity on 60th of Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Roger’s note: I try to keep my head out of the sand, but when it comes to the apparent inevitability of World War III and climate change disaster (which may be the same thing), then it is a real struggle for me against gravity.  2,311 more words

Roger Hollander

How to Make Sure Iran Is a Nuclear Non-Proliferator

Earlier this month, the United States and our P5+1 partners in coordination with the European Union reached a historic framework for a comprehensive deal with Iran that will ensure its nuclear program is exclusively peaceful going forward. 842 more words


Arms Control After Ukraine


Yesterday’s ceasefire in Ukraine can hardly be considered a Valentine. Tensions remain high between Russia and NATO over Ukraine, and past attempts at compromise failed or proved to be short-lived. 1,037 more words

How I learned to love the bomb

Also wrapped up: Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons, by Joseph Cirincione.

I found the first third (50 pages or so) to be a good primer on nukes and proliferation history, for anyone interested in the topic but also short on time. 105 more words


Is There a Place for the EU in International Security?


It’s a crowded field out there. During the last few decades, international institutions dealing with security and defence in one way or another have mushroomed all over the world. 988 more words