The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have brokered a deal with with Iran for some nuclear concessions in exchange for a modicum of sanctions relief. The concessions on sanctions are in and of themselves not dramatic, but the reversal in momentum for sanctions and the loss of the psychology of impenetrable sanctions is of immeasurable value to Tehran. Here's a look at the latest from AEI's foreign and defense policy experts.
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After the Russians reneged on their contract to provide the S-300 system to Iran, our professionals designed and built a long-range missile system with the capabilities of the S-300.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s railings against the threat of militant Islam, while possibly resonant with the American people, are unlikely to affect President Obama, who has ultimately proven uninterested in the Middle East, during their meeting today at the White House.
The United States does not need Iran's help to defeat the Islamic State. The last thing Washington should do is give Iran's role in the region more credibility and a wider scope for its ambitions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is ultimately a creature of this regime, and as such, his domestic polices and diplomatic outreach will inevitably aim to preserve the Islamic republic rather than to change it from within.
Iran's nuclear weapons program, now operating largely outside Barack Obama's attention span, is still making steady progress.