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Opinion: Iran should call Trump’s bluff on nuclear deal

October 13, 2017 |

Donald Trump has just thrown the whole steaming mess of the Iran nuclear treaty into the hands of a deeply wounded and divided Congress, having built no foundation for such an action with the five other nations that signed the accord — four of them desperately important for US national security. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: On Iran deal, Trump courts another fiasco

October 13, 2017 |

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump was clear about his view of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which delays the Islamic state from acquiring nuclear weapons for more than a decade in exchange for the lifting of draconian US-led sanctions on Iran. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: The real risk in Trump’s Iran gambit

October 12, 2017 |

It’s still unclear whether Donald Trump’s expected decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will lead to the total collapse of the agreement. But the truth is that decertification is only half the story. The bigger threat to the deal is Trump’s apparent intention to ratchet up pressure in the region on Tehran. Doing so risks not only scuppering the agreement, but putting the United States and Iran on a collision course that could result in outright conflict. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: The world cannot ignore the plight of Rohingya Muslims

September 28, 2017 |

The Rohingya Muslims, an ancient community in Myanmar and currently the largest group of stateless people in the world, have been at risk for decades. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Nuclear war isn’t North Korea’s only threat

September 24, 2017 |

North Korea has launched 15 missiles in 22 tests in 2017. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Britain’s terror challenge will last a generation

September 16, 2017 |

Friday’s attempted bombing in London marks a year of rising terrorism in Britain after a long period of relative calm. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Putin and Musk are right

September 6, 2017 |

Last Friday, a million Russian schoolchildren watched a televised address from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only of Russia, but of all of mankind,” Putin said. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” After seeing Putin’s comments, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that “competition for AI superiority at national level (is the) most likely cause of WW3.” – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: We need to accept that North Korea will be a nuclear power

August 23, 2017 |

Forget about putting the nuclear genie back in any bottle in Pyongyang. North Korea will have — and will not be dissuaded from possessing — a deliverable nuclear weapon. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Some prominent conservative voices doubt Trump over Russia

July 18, 2017 |

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump famously told the world that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and “shoot somebody” and he wouldn’t “lose any voters.” – RSS Channel – World