Wednesday, July 22, 2015


The Iran deal: the good, the bad, and the geopoliticial; fresh starts for Cuba and Nigeria; Indian diplomacy; al Qaeda; Kuwait anniversary.



It Was a Good Deal...

"Why History Gives Obama the Benefit of the Doubt on Iran," James Fallows - 

The Atlantic, July 20, 2015


"Reykjavik vs. Vienna: The Start of Iran's Fall?," Bill Scher - Real Clear Politics

July 20, 2015


It Was a Bad Deal

"It's Not a Deal," Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard, July 27, 2015


"On Iran, Congress Should Just Say No," Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh - 

The Washington Post, July 17, 2015


Geopolitical Implications of the Deal

"Will Curbing Iran's Nuclear Threat Boost its Proxies?" Sean D. Naylor - Foreign Policy, July 20, 2015


"Iran Deal and Turkey: Time for a Soft-Power Reset," Akin Unver - Al Jazeera,

 July 19, 2015


"Deal With It - How Israel Can Live with the Iranian Nuclear Agreement," Brent E. Sasley - Foreign Affairs, July 17, 2015


Cuba - A Fresh Start

"A Good Start for Cuba-U.S. Relations," Miodrag Soric - Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015


"Cuba and America: The End of an Estrangement," Jon Lee Anderson - The New Yorker, July 21, 2015


Nigeria's New President Visits America

"Buhari Visit to Reset the Bilateral Relationship," John Campbell - Council on Foreign Relations, July 20, 2015


"Nigeria Needs Handshakes, not Handouts," Uchenna Ekwo - Al Jazeera America

July 20, 2015


India Flexes its Diplomatic Muscles

"A New "Proactive" Indian Foreign Policy Under Modi?" Prashanth Parameswaran - The Diplomat, July 21, 2015


The Lesser of Two Evils

"Isis or al Qaeda? The Arab States Have Chosen the Devil They Know," Ahmed Rashid - The Spectator, July 18, 2015


The Invasion of Kuwait 25 Years On

"25 Years Later: Did Kuwait Invasion Doom Iraq?" Bruce Riedel - Al Monitor, July 16, 2015




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