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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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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