Iran

Give Strategic Patience a Chance | John Bradshaw & Amb. Nancy Soderberg

February 26, 2015

Give Strategic Patience a Chance Why calling for increased sanctions against Iran while nuclear talks are ongoing is a bad idea. By Amb. Nancy Soderberg and John Bradshaw February 26, 2015 | U.S. News and World Report As negotiators jockey in Geneva to reach a framework agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons by […]

NSN Mentioned in CQ on Iran Negotiations

February 24, 2015

Republicans to Raise Heat on Kerry Over Iran Nuclear Talks By John Donnelly February 24, 2015 | CQ On Defense Critical Moment on Iranian Nukes: Secretary of State John Kerry testifies today before the Senate Appropriations panel that oversees his department’s budget. He’ll probably be asked about reports that he and other Western diplomats are closing in […]

As Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Shape, Congress Must Act Carefully

February 23, 2015

The P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran may be nearing an agreement, according to reports this morning from Vienna. While the details are still unclear, the early speculation is that the deal would effectively lengthen the time it would take Iran to build a nuclear weapon to a point that it could not do so without […]

Jeb Bush Lays out Limited Foreign Policy Vision

February 20, 2015

On Wednesday, Jeb Bush laid out the foreign policy framework for his anticipated presidential campaign in a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Bush’s remarks covered a broad range of subjects, and while he identified many of the pressing international challenges facing the United States, his remarks lacked clarity or solutions. As the […]

Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton (Ret.) Quoted in Huffington Post on Iran

February 18, 2015

As Army Major General Paul Eaton, who commanded U.S. training programs in Iraq,put it, “People in Congress who root for the deal to fail have not thought through the alternatives, which are stark: The Iranian program will be limited diplomatically or we will have a war.”

Iran Hawks’ Rush to Pass Legislation Imperils Nuclear Deal

February 13, 2015

As P5+1 and Iranian diplomats continue to work toward an agreement to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is pushing forward with legislation that could scuttle the talks. Sen. Corker’s bill, which would subject any final deal to an up-or-down vote in Congress, could be considered as soon as the […]

More Legislative Threats to Iran Negotiations Loom

January 28, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) decision yesterday to postpone voting on a new sanctions bill that would have disrupted U.S. negotiations with Iran was a strong step to preserve the diplomatic process to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The bill, which is still scheduled to go through mark-up tomorrow, is opposed by U.S. negotiating […]

Why New Sanctions Against Iran Would Backfire | John Bradshaw and Amb. John Limbert

By John Bradshaw, Executive Director of the National Security Network and Amb. John Limbert, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran and a former hostage in Iran 1979-81 January 28, 2015 | The Hill  Photo credit: U.S. Department of State Flickr, 1/14/15 Proposed legislation in the Senate that would impose additional “triggered” sanctions on Iran during ongoing […]

Ed Levine, Alireza Nader, and Ilan Goldenberg Quoted on LobeLog by Derek Davison

January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 | LobeLog Foreign Policy Arguing that sanctions have served their purpose, and that the promise of sanctions relief is key to securing Iran’s agreement to a comprehensive nuclear deal, three top foreign policy analysts were critical on Monday of congressional efforts to levy new sanctions against Tehran. In a conference call with […]

Ed Levine Quoted in NYT by David Sanger

January 27, 2015 | New York Times WASHINGTON — When the House of Representatives opens hearings on Tuesday about imposing new sanctions against Iran — a step that President Obama said would undermine nuclear talks with Tehran — the Republicans seeking to hem in negotiators will have some unintended allies 6,000 miles away. Conservatives in the Iranian Parliament say they are […]

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