A close reading of the P5+1 deal shows that Iran could easily defect whenever it wants.
Emily B. Landau
Despite Susan Rice’s trip to Israel, Israel is watching from the sidelines during the next round of talks, hoping that the Americans won’t concede too much too soon to the Iranians.
A new round of negotiations begins tomorrow, but will the Obama administration cut through Iran’s deliberate ambiguity on the military use of its nuclear program?
The nuclear deal’s final conditions are what really matters - but with companies lining up to do business with Teheran and little Western appetite for confrontation, Iran’s the only side gaining leverage.
Why is the White House lashing out at Congress, but barely responding to Iran's nuclear moves and the regime's bad-mouthing of Israel and the U.S. itself?
The brakes have been put on Iran's nuclear program, but the war of interpretations has only just started.
Iran is desperate for relief from sanctions, a fact that gives P5+1 the upper hand.
Iran's most effect bargaining tactic is to reframe the issues and repeat its own messages over and over again, until they begin to sound like common knowledge.
A final deal - good for Israel and good for the world - would have to cover all of Iran’s key nuclear capabilities.
The case of Syria shows that only the U.S .'s credible threat of military force, coupled with diplomacy, will force determined WMD proliferators like Iran to back down and reverse course.