US - Iran Mutual Antagonism Goes Way Back
Why are the U.S. and Iran at daggers drawn while Donald Trump has vowed to pull troops out of foreign wars?
Why Republicans Reject the Iran Deal — and All Diplomacy
by Nicole Hemmer and Tom Switzer
Conservative hostility to this agreement is nothing new. G.O.P. hardliners denounced Nixon and Reagan’s diplomatic achievements too.
Antisemitic Regimes Should be Taken at Their Word, says Jeffrey Herf, Historian of Holocaust and Islamic Radicalism
The professor notes that “the problem of underestimating the role of ideology in politics remains very much with us.” It’s a problem evidenced in Adolf Hitler’s rise and simultaneous inability of “intellectuals and policymakers” to take the German dictator’s Jew-hatred seriously.
SOURCE: New English Review
Defending Israel against Iranian Nuclear Aggression: War, Genocide, and International Law
by Louis René Beres
Any war launched by Iran could become genocidal. Israel has a right to respond to that kind of threat.
SOURCE: LobeLog Foreign Policy
Bad Analogies Abounding on Iran Deal
by Jim Lobe
In their desperation to sabotage the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran, neoconservative foes of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) are resorting to all kinds of historical analogies.
The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed
by Peter Van Buren
U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War
Nial Ferguson warns Obama’s bet on Iran has low odds of success
by Nial Ferguson
What’s most likely is that Iran will use fresh funds to bolster terrorists, inspiring others in the region to beef up their militaries.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Iran Deal and the Rut of History
by Leon Wieseltier
Has the Obama administration’s pursuit of new beginnings blinded it to enduring enmities? Leon Wieseltier comes out against the Iran deal.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Huckabee: Iran nuclear deal will march Israelis ‘to the door of the oven’
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called on the former Arkansas governor to “apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement.”
SOURCE: The National Interest
America and Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Lead to Rapprochement?
by Mark N. Katz
As the 1970s-era Soviet-American case shows, continued differences over regional security issues can halt progress toward rapprochement.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
The Lessons Learned (And Not) From Vietnam and Iraq Shape the Fight Over the Iran Deal
by Ian Reifowitz
As a country, we must learn to turn away from those who never learn that war must only be a last resort.
SOURCE: The Conversation
History is the key to making sense of nuclear weapons
by Holger Nehring
We are more inclined to talk about the risk posed by other countries than that posed by our own.
SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
Opposition to Iran deal makes for some strange bedfellows
by Jonathan Zimmerman
The Iran deal hasn't simply united Israel's political parties; it has also brought Israel into accord with most of its Arab neighbor.
Are Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements of Any Value?
by Lawrence S. Wittner
What do they tell us about the Iran nuclear deal?
SOURCE: Daniel Pipes website
Obama's Iran Deal Has the Makings of a Catastrophe
by Daniel Pipes
The problem lies in the execution.
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