negotiation Archives

Canada and Mexico Put Trump in the Timeout Corner after His NAFTA Tantrum

April 27, 2017

Trump Goes to Timeout Corner after Threatening Canada and Mexico Donald Trump threw a big tantrum about the North American Free Trade Agreement this week, threatening to blow it up. As if to show it was serious, the White House…

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The War On Terror Has Dialed Our Notions Of Justice Back About 4,000 Years

November 16, 2015

After the attack on the nightlife of The City of Light, the media immediately turned to the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris, and of solidarity with the French. But there is an equally exquisite building in Paris that…

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Trump Promises ‘Wall Street Killers’ Will Run His White House

August 26, 2015

Trump delivered a speech in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday, and made an odd admission. He told the cornrows of conservative Iowa farmers that his administration would have “Wall Street killers” on call to do his negotiating. Strangely, the folks from…

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Obama Wins Arab Support For Iran Deal; Arabs Get Weapons

August 5, 2015

The Obama administration accomplished an important diplomatic maneuver in support of the Iran deal. On Monday, Foreign Policy reported that the Gulf Cooperation Council, the multilateral coalition of mostly Sunni Arab states in the Persian Gulf, officially endorsed the nuclear…

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Why The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolproof

July 16, 2015

Cue the trumpets! The US and Iran struck a nuclear deal earlier in July, along with world powers England, France, Germany, the EU and (cue the ominous violin) Russia and China. Since January, conservatives in America, Israel and the Sunni…

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Uranium and Pride: How the US and Iran Got to Yes

April 7, 2015

In October, 2009, I arrived in Brussels, Belgium, seat of the EU and NATO, to get a Masters in International Relations at a tiny satellite graduate campus of a British university. Though each student was pursuing a Masters or PhD…

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Redemption: Obama Shows World US Can Lead Without Killing

April 2, 2015

In his First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama told rogue states, “We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” Since 1979, the US and Iran have had one of the most frozen relationships in the…

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How The US-Iran Negotiation is Now JUST LIKE Indiana Jones

March 30, 2015

With the March 31st deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran imminent, the final stretch of negotiations all comes down to trust. The situation is perfectly explained by the opening scene of the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the…

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An Open Letter to the Iranian People

March 15, 2015

Dear People of Iran, The American and Iranian governments are negotiating to monitor nuclear development in Iran, in exchange for lifting sanctions, which will reduce the threat of war. I want you to know that I, a taxpaying, voting, American…

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March 10, 2015

Please click here to sign the petition to the White House to show that you, like the vast majority of Americans, support peace with Iran through robust diplomacy. The ‘open letter to Iran‘ that 47 Republicans signed is probably a…

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