For a president who clearly envies Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, Donald Trump seems determined to foster violence in Israel and Palestine and perhaps even a new war with Iran.
The likelihood that Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal for principled or pragmatic reasons is vanishingly small, since he seems to know very little about the agreement. His own defense secretary, who understands the deal very well, advised him that it continues to serve our national security interests. Many observers […]
The case against the nuclear deal with Iran is reminiscent of what Woody Allen once said: “Life is full of misery, loneliness and suffering — and it’s all over much too soon.” The agreement, critics insist, is terrible and doesn’t last long enough. Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, said on NPR Tuesday, […]
The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump’s Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now the stakes of his stubborn stupidity have gone nuclear. Having disparaged the Iran nuclear deal for years — without actually understanding its […]
Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.
“America’s president is obliged to exercise his authority by preventing its approval and particularly its implementation … and if this gross violation is carried out we will firmly respond,” Iranian President Rouhani said
Donald Trump threatened to “rip up” the Iran deal throughout his campaign, and the House recently passed legislation to re-authorize sanctions. Iran argues that sanctions violate the nuclear pact, and the White House agrees.
Republicans in Congress are planning a light legislative agenda as they return from their long summer break on Tuesday, a strategy some say is designed in part to bog down Hillary Clinton if she becomes president. It is not uncommon for the Congress to take it slow in an election year and legislative delays could work in Republicans’ favor if their nominee Donald Trump takes the White House in November.
Reformists and moderate conservatives have won a majority of seats in the Iranian parliament following the first elections since the nuclear deal.
Saudi Arabia fears the end of sanctions on Iran could boost what they see as subversive activities, also enrich a major competitor.
The swift release of U.S. Navy sailors after they drifted into Iranian waters marked the new era in relations following decades of hostility with the West.
Move could signal imminent implementation of the nuclear deal, clearing the way for Tehran to receive relief from economic sanctions.
Amidst the domestic sturm und dang of overly hyped fears and hysterical pandering to our worst instincts, continued progress around the world made us safer, healthier and potentially even smarter. So as a public service and a tribute to the truth, let’s dwell on the positive developments of the past year for a moment.
Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.
The White House has said President Obama would oppose any legislation undermining the international nuclear agreement reached in July.
The U.S. House of Representatives defeated a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran on Friday, in a symbolic vote engineered by congressional Republicans who object to the deal.
In a truly remarkable interview, Vice President Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his life, his family, and the recent loss of his son Beau.
Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.