One Year After the Iran Nuclear Deal

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April 4, 2016

Saturday marked one year since the framework agreement for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the nuclear deal with Iran—was announced. At the time, President Obama said this agreement would make “the world safer.” And perhaps it has, but only in the short term and only when it comes to Iran’s nuclear-weapons proliferation. Read the full

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CBS News

Iran-Saudi Arabia tensions complicate road ahead for U.S.

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January 11, 2016

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are not only threatening regional stability but also present a challenge for the U.S., as it tries to help resolve other conflicts in the area and gain more traction in the fight against ISIS. After Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric, protesters stormed the Saudi Arabian embassy in

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AIPAC

Iran’s History of Cheating

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September 9, 2015

Iran’s long history of cheating on its international nuclear commitments raises doubts that it will comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). From violations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), to non-compliance with United Nations Security Council resolutions, Iran has repeatedly failed to fulfill its obligations.

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AEI

What the Iran deal buys

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September 9, 2015

Sanctions relief will inject at least a $100 billion cash windfall into Iran’s ailing economy. Here is how it could be spent, according to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s own five-year plan.

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The New York Times

Putin Flexes Diplomatic Muscle on Iran

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July 17, 2015

MOSCOW — For a man often portrayed in the West as the swaggering bully leader of a renegade state, in need of containment and isolation, President Vladimir V. Putin has spent the last few days asserting himself at the center of international diplomacy — even receiving surprising credit from President Obama for his help in

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The Wall Street Journal

Tehran’s Nuclear Triumph

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July 15, 2015

President Obama was right on Tuesday to hail his nuclear agreement with Iran as historic, though not because of his claim that it will “prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” The agreement all but guarantees that Tehran will eventually become a nuclear power, while limiting the ability of a future President to prevent it.

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New York Times

Ex-Advisers Warn Obama That Iran Nuclear Deal ‘May Fall Short’ of Standards

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June 25, 2015

Five former members of President Obama’s inner circle of Iran advisers have written an open letter expressing concern that a pending accord to stem Iran’s nuclear program “may fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement” and laying out a series of minimum requirements that Iran must agree to in coming

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The Wall Street Journal

Iran Backs Taliban With Cash and Arms

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June 12, 2015

KABUL—When Abdullah, a Taliban commander in central Afghanistan, needs more rifles and ammunition, he turns to the same people who pay his $580-a-month salary: his Iranian sponsors.

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New York Times

Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says

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April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — In February, a year after the Las Vegas Sands was hit by a devastating cyberattack that ruined many of the computers running its casino and hotel operations, the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., publicly told Congress what seemed obvious: Iranian hackers were behind the attack.

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Washington Post

Obama’s Iran deal falls far short of his own goals

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April 3, 2015

THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals originally set by the Obama administration. None of Iran’s nuclear facilities — including the Fordow center buried under a mountain — will be closed. Not one of the country’s 19,000 centrifuges will be dismantled. Tehran’s existing stockpile

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