Why Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Are Failing

Despite the Biden administration’s promises both to return to the 2015 multilateral agreement to limit the Islamic Republic’s nuclear-weapons program, and to turn it into a “longer and stronger deal,” the past year has shown little evidence of progress. Talks have stopped and started, but the parties are no closer to an agreement than when they began, and all the while Tehran is moving closer to producing an atomic bomb. Jake Wallis Simons writes:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, U.S. Foreign policy, United Kingdom

 

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations