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Act I: The Iran Deal Begins to Unravel

Michael Krepon

Quote of the Week: “Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune Something to make us all happy Do anything, take us out of this gloom Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy” —Stevie Winwood Another wave of leaked accounts has washed through the media about Donald Trump’s unsuitability to have direct access to America’s …

Guest post: Halloween comes early for the Iran Deal

President Trump has justified his threat to “decertify” the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or “Iran deal,” less by any material failures of compliance than by asserting that Iran has “violated the spirit of that deal,” which boils down to the observation that Iran and the USA are on the opposite sides of unrelated …

Implement the JCPOA

Very shortly, the United States government will make decisions about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that may have immediate and profound implications for Iran and the U.S; for the future of the Middle East; and for global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear arms. The JCPOA ultimately rests upon the authority of …

Stale Thinking on Tac Nukes Reheated

Quote of the week: “Neither a viable posture nor a viable doctrine exist … for the employment of tactical nuclear weapons.” —William R. Van Cleave and S.T. Cohen, Tactical Nuclear Weapons (1978) As the confrontation with North Korea builds, there is growing sentiment within South Korea to reintroduce U.S. tactical nuclear weapons withdrawn when the …

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