Conservatives opposed the treaties that have helped maintain the peace since WWII. We have muddled through despite them. We might be so lucky in the future.
Summary: Trump apparently intends to scuttle the nuclear arms control deal with Iran. Here an expert explains that the reasons he gives are wrong and that the consequences will be ugly for both us and for them. For more information see the previous posts in this series, listed at the end. Iranian students with pictures … Continue reading Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD
Summary: Trump's efforts to scuttle our arms control agreement with Iran is a gift to the far-right of both American and Iran. It is a blow to the interests of both Iran and America. Here an expert gives us the bad news, a part of the story that the news media forgets to mention. This … Continue reading We pay for Trump’s gift to the hard-liners of Iran & America
Summary: Obama's nuclear deal with Iran was one of his major accomplishments, a defeat of the multi-generational propaganda barrage by America's pro-war hawks. Now conservatives work to overturn it, as they have opposed all nuclear arms control treaties -- deals that have helped prevent atomic war. Stratfor gives a hopeful forecast for what follows Trump's … Continue reading Stratfor: Trump’s art of wrecking the nuclear deal with Iran
Summary: What lies in the future of the Middle East once the specter of an nuclear-armed Iran disappears (said tobe imminent every year since 1984)? Not peace, unfortunately. Stratfor describes what to expect in the next chapter of this misgoverned region. Aftershocks of the Iran Deal: Why Middle Eastern Conflicts Will Escalate Stratfor, 28 August … Continue reading Stratfor describes the Middle East – after the Iran deal