Trump’s Nuclear Deal Decision Showcases His Cultural Presidency

Why, you might ask? When there seems so little to gain, when allies are angry, when sanctions are surely not to be as strong as they were in the prelude to the Iran nuclear deal, would Trump do such a thing? The arguments against pulling from the deal were legion, and quite frankly convincing.¬† Allies … Continue reading Trump’s Nuclear Deal Decision Showcases His Cultural Presidency

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The Case that Iran Isn’t Crazy (Or: No Revolution Lasts Long Unless It Plays By Geopolitics)

I've been having it out with plenty of folks lately regarding the Iranian nuclear deal. ¬†Last week's speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the American Congress summarized pretty well why there are doubts about the deal, which would leave Iran's nuclear program intact but short of weaponizing. Essentially, it boiled down to ideology … Continue reading The Case that Iran Isn’t Crazy (Or: No Revolution Lasts Long Unless It Plays By Geopolitics)