Christian Emery

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    The GOP hawks’ attempts to undermine an Iran deal is strategic folly

The GOP hawks’ attempts to undermine an Iran deal is strategic folly

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March 31st marks the deadline for an agreement to be reached in negotiations between Iran and six world powers (including the U.S.) over the future of Iran’s nuclear program. The talks have been complicated by an open letter sent by Republican Senators aimed at undermining President Obama’s negotiating position. Christian Emery writes that the nuclear negotiations are a two-level […]

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    After 13 years of criticism, Washington now needs to work with Iran to prevent disaster in Iraq.

After 13 years of criticism, Washington now needs to work with Iran to prevent disaster in Iraq.

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This week has seen the surprising news that Iranian and U.S. officials have held talks over the conflict between the government in Iraq and the Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Christian Emery writes that these talks are a measure of the seismic changes that have occurred in Washington and the Middle East since George […]

Trust, not sanctions, was the key to the nuclear deal with Iran.

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On 24 November, the five members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany, reached a deal with Iran that would see limits placed on the country’s nuclear program, in exchange for a reduction in U.S. sanctions towards the country. Christian Emery takes a close look at the background to the historic deal, arguing that the deal was only made […]

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