Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 31, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva January 14, 2015. Reuters/Rick Wilking

Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Iran's Charmer in Chief Wins Again

Now is the time to praise Javad Zarif. Whatever you might think of Iran's foreign minister, he knows how to bargain.

With a final announcement due any moment from negotiations over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, Iran appears to be doing quite well for itself.

After all, before the real negotiations began, Iran won vague recognition -- from the U.S. and five other great powers -- that it has a right to enrich uranium. Between 2008 and 2012, the United Nations Security Council passed five resolutions sanctioning Tehran for violating the nuclear non-proliferation treaty by operating centrifuges at facilities it had not bothered to tell the International Atomic Energy Agency about.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 31, 2015

We have to stop nuclear negotiations from overshadowing Iran's human rights record -- Mahdieh Javid and Firuzeh Mahmoudi, The Guardian

Iran’s Latest Bait and Switch -- Alan Johnson, World Affairs

Explained: Iran's Nuclear Calculus -- James R. Holmes, RCD

Iran now as much a threat to peace as IS -- Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

Iran Claims U.S. Airstrikes are Killing Its Men in Iraq -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast

Don't cheer Saudi Arabia's foolhardy war in Yemen -- Kevin B. Sullivan, The Week

Analyst: Joint-Arab Military Force Poses Perilous Challenge -- Heather Murdock, VOA

Geopolitical Tremors: America, Nuclear Talks and the New Middle East -- Spiegel Online

Does Israel Really Have a Thermonuclear Weapon? -- Jeffrey Lewis, Foreign Policy

What Will Xi Do Next in the South China Sea? -- New America Foundation

Debt Could Derail China's Ambitions -- William Pesek, Bloomberg

Vladimir Putin is fighting for political survival – by provoking unrest in Ukraine -- John Simpson, New Statesman

Greece looks to Russia as deal with Europe stumbles -- Liz Alderman, Business Standard

Special Report: Inside Hungary's $10.8 billion nuclear deal with Russia -- Krisztina Than, Reuters

How big a threat are the world's jihadi groups? -- Seth G. Jones, CSM

Two-step approach to preventing next Germanwings disaster -- Christopher and Jennifer Gandin Le, Reuters

The Hidden Effects of Cheap Oil -- Moisés Naím, The Atlantic

1 comment:

James said...

The distance between the two men and the clasped hands is fascinating. Close and clinging with Kerry and far way and perfunctory for the Irani.