Thursday, July 14, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 14, 2016

Sheena McKenzie, CNN: Iran nuclear deal one year out: The good, bad, and ugly

(CNN)After almost two years of negotiations, a deal was struck: Iran would rein in its nuclear program.

Thursday marks one year since the landmark agreement -- called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action -- between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers, including the United States, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany.

Under the deal, Iran must reduce its uranium stockpile by roughly 98%, phase out its centrifuges over the next 15 years, limit research activities, allow heightened inspections and ship spent fuel outside of the country.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 14, 2016

A year after nuclear deal, sanctions still hurt Iran -- Amir Handjani, Reuters

Year after nuclear deal, Iran’s high expectations not met -- Scott Peterson, CSM

A Year On, Iran Nuclear Deal is Working, but Challenged -- Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council

Iran deal will haunt the Middle East in the future -- Luke Coffey, Al Jazeera

U.S. launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions -- Lesley Wroughton and John Walcott, Reuters

Hague ruling could spark China-Japan row -- J Berkshire Miller, Al Jazeera

3 Myths About China and the South Sea Tribunal Verdict -- Jared McKinney & Nicholas Butts, National Interest

Where Are the Protests in China? -- Adam Minter, Bloomberg

How will Merkel manage Brexit with UK PM Theresa May? -- Ben Knight, DW

British Prime Minister Theresa May's job No. 1: heal both party and country -- Jason Walsh, CSM

After NATO Summit, Transparency Must Accompany the Tanks -- Karolina MacLaughlin & Katherine Dixon, Defense One

Hillary Has No One to Blame but Herself -- Ron Fournier, The Atlantic

The Four Ways Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Will Still Haunt Her -- Shane Harris, Daily Beast

Sloppiness in Handling Highly Classified Information is Widespread -- John Sipher, Cipher Brief

Why the U.S. Pretends Drone Strikes Are Secret - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

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