The Cable

The Iran Deal Is Done, but the Political Theater Is Just Beginning

Don't expect the campaign rhetoric surrounding Iran to quiet down now that a deal is done.

The Cable

Arizona Lawmaker Under Fire for Telling Kids There are Schools for Suicide Bombers

An Arizona lawmaker upset parents when he told students there are schools for suicide bombers.


Meet the Man Selling the Iran Deal to Israel for Obama

Meet Adam Szubin, Obama’s point man to sell the Iran deal to Israel.


Russian Authorities Destroy Geese and Ducklings in Jab at West

"The ducklings did not have any accompanying documents, so a decision was made to destroy them."


This Is What Will Happen if Congress Blows Up the Iran Nuclear Deal

If the naysayers manage to blow up the newly minted agreement, it will be a disaster for the United States — and will only push Iran closer to the bomb.

Shadow Government

Will the Iran Deal's 'Snapback' Sanctions Work?

The hurdles and poison pills bound up in the agreement mean its failsafe mechanism won't have the bite it might have.


Why Iran Sanctions May Still Matter

The West’s negotiators have made it this far because they’ve been bargaining from a position of strength. Here’s how they can maintain that leverage — even if this round of talks fails.


It’s Time to Kill the Feel-Good Myth of Sanctions

Isolating bad actors is a mainstay of U.S. foreign policy. But it hasn't worked against Putin — and in an increasingly connected world, it's less and less likely to make a dent.


Is a Strong Ruble Enough to Save Russia's Faltering Economy?

Russia’s currency had a record-breaking April, but good news for the broader Russian economy will be harder to find.

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