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Nuclear Framework Agreement: What to make of this deal with Iran?

Mahmood Monshipouri, visiting associate professor, Middle Eastern Studies | April 7, 2015

The art of brinkmanship combined with right personalities on the stage have produced a promising framework agreement that speaks volumes about the fruits of diplomacy and engagement. Though there is no perfect and/or pretty arrangement, but from a non-proliferation standpoint, the P5+1 agreement is a good deal. The surprisingly detailed and thorough terms set out … Continue reading »

Diplomacy with Iran: A win-win situation

Mahmood Monshipouri, visiting associate professor, Middle Eastern Studies | November 18, 2014

It is easy to be cynical about diplomacy with Iran, considering the complexities of U.S. domestic politics and the relentless defiance that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani faces from his own domestic hardliners.  We should not allow, however, conservative camps in either country to rock the diplomatic boat, much less sink it. Why? Because sanctions are … Continue reading »