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The Iran Nuclear Deal Through the Lens of History

by Melvin A. Goodman

Washington Post, August 2015 | Letter

The verification for the nuclear agreement with Iran is more than adequate if the political will exists in Washington over the next decade... Read More »

Insulting America's Sacred Idols: Helping Veterans Recover From Moral Injury

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, July 2015 | Article

As a nation we are mortally afraid to insult, afraid to judge, afraid to affirm the moral injury that inflicts veterans. We are afraid to say the wars were wrong, what we were doing there had no purpose, that young Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines died scared and barbarically thousands of miles from home without reason... Read More »

U.S. Assistance to Nigeria Should Be Tied to Human Rights

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, July 2015 | Article

In his recent visit to Washington, newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had harsh words for U.S. restrictions on military aid to his nation. In particular, he singled out the Leahy Law, which blocks U.S. aid to military units involved in serious human rights abuses. In a speech at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Buhari denounced the law, accusing it of “aiding and abetting Boko Haram” by denying Nigeria “appropriate strategic weapons to prosecute the war against the insurgents.”... Read More »

Toxic Tourism

by Tom Barry

Boston Review, July 2015 | Article

According to Mexican tourism officials, magical experiences and eco-adventures await those who travel to the remote mountains and canyons of the Sierra Tarahumara in the border state of Chihuahua. They also assure tourists that they will be safe and that the native Tarahumara people are the major beneficiaries of the government-sponsored tourism industry... Read More »

Iran Deal Should Be First Step Towards a More Secure Middle East

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, July 2015 | Article

Once the Iran nuclear deal is in place, the remaining, serious security issues in the region should be addressed diplomatically, not by pouring more arms into an area already wracked by conflict... Read More »