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The Nuclear Deal With Iran

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After more than a decade of negotiations, Iran and its US-led interlocutors have come to terms on a deal to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. But will the agreement promote or undermine stability in the region and beyond?

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  1. Saying No to the Warmongers
    Obama announces Iran deal Andrew Harnik/ZumaPress

    Saying No to the Warmongers

    Jul 17, 2015 Jeffrey D. Sachs argues that Barack Obama is right to stand up to America’s permanent security state.

  2. Diplomacy’s Long-Distance Race
    Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini Brendan Smialowski/Pool/ZumaPress

    Diplomacy’s Long-Distance Race

    Jul 17, 2015 Javier Solana praises the persistence of the negotiators who concluded the Iran nuclear deal.

  3. Where Obama Went Wrong on Iran
    obama iran press conference Ron Sachs/ZumaPress

    Where Obama Went Wrong on Iran

    Jul 17, 2015 Shlomo Avineri criticizes the US for overlooking the geopolitical implications of the recent nuclear deal.

  4. A Belated Victory for Non-Proliferation
    Iran nuclear deal Carlos Barria/Pool/ZumaPress

    A Belated Victory for Non-Proliferation

    Jul 16, 2015 Chris Patten suggests that a better Iran deal was available a decade ago.

  5. Living With the Iran Nuclear Deal
    chief iran deal negotiators Qian Yi/ZumaPress

    Living With the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Jul 14, 2015 Richard Haass calls the agreement a positive step, but not a panacea.

  6. After the Iran Deal
    Delegates from the EU and P5+1 Qian Yi/ZumaPress

    After the Iran Deal

    Jul 14, 2015 Volker Perthes considers two potential outcomes of the recent nuclear agreement.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

  5. op_rajan4_MANJUNATH KIRANAFP via Getty Images_Indiastartup Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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