The Case Against the Iran Deal: How Can We Now Stop Iran from Getting Nukes? by Alan M. DershowitzThe greatest danger the world faces in the twenty-first century is an Iranian nuclear arsenal. That is why decisions regarding Iran’s nuclear program may be the most important of our time. The negotiations that led to this bad deal were deeply flawed. But it doesn’t follow that the deal should be rejected by Congress. If the President is right that rejecting this deal will be worse than accepting, then he has put us in the terrible position of choosing between bad and worse.
In The Case Against the Iran Deal: How Can We Stop Iran From Getting Nukes?, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz evaluates the pros and cons of the Iran nuclear agreement. He asks the fundamental questions about what the deal means, how it will be implemented, and whether we now have the capacity to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
As a lawyer with decades of negotiation experience, and a regular commentator on Middle Eastern politics, Dershowitz explains how we could have gotten a better deal, and offers a unique analysis of the Obama administrations negotiations with Iran and the implications of a deal for Israel, the Middle East, and the global community. It is a call for both intelligent reflection and for determined action to stop Iran from getting the bomb.
The clock is ticking. We must find ways to repair the damage this deal threatens to do. This book proposes solutions along with constructive criticism.
About the Author
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz of Harvard Law School was described by Newsweek as “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights.” Italian newspaper Oggi called him “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” and The Forward named him “Israel’s single most visible defender—the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.”
Born in Brooklyn, he was appointed to the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 and became a full professor at age 28, the youngest in the school’s history. He has been a consultant to several presidential commissions, and has advised presidents, United Nations officials, prime ministers, governors, senators, and members of Congress. More than a million people have heard him lecture around the world. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard.
Dershowitz is the author of 30 non-fiction works and two novels. More than a million of his books have been sold worldwide, in more than a dozen different languages. His recent titles include the bestseller The Case For Israel, Terror Tunnels, Rights From Wrong, The Case For Peace, The Case For Moral Clarity: Israel, Hamas and Gaza, and his autobiography Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law.
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OBAMA: 'We have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region'
Now that an agreement has been struck, I do. But I do so with major reservations. This, I gathered, was intended to reassure , but its effect was the opposite. These starting assumptions did not start with Barack Obama, but with George W. Bush , a fact all too often ignored. In nearly every major crisis and conflict—whether in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, or Bahrain—external actors with regional ambitions have played an outsized, even decisive role.
Trump, listening intently to a translation through headphones, nodded as the French president spoke. It is another apparent about-face for Trump , who has changed several long-held policy opinions after interactions with global leaders, US business people, or trusted advisors. Making things worse, the Trump administration has a depleted diplomatic corps and an unsettled National Security Council after national security advisor H. McMaster was fired and replaced by John Bolton. The president is most likely to read policy advice in the form of short, to-the-point cards with declarative sentences in the style of See Jane Run , a national security analyst recently told the New Yorker.
A missile that the U. Department of Defense says is a "Qiam" ballistic missile manufactured in Iran and that the Pentagon says was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, is seen on display at a U. America as a guarantor of liberty was echoed by George H. We can debate the pros and cons of these presidential actions, but what cannot be disputed was the image of America as the great citadel of liberty. Then came president Barack Obama and Iran nuclear deal. Few things have shamed America more. The Obama administration is history, but its dishonorable deal lives on.
Earlier today in Vienna, international negotiators reached a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The deal, Obama said, "is not built on trust, it is built on verification., There is no question that the Iranian Nuclear Deal will change the course of history.
The Iran Nuclear Deal made headlines across the globe as a landmark historical agreement between extreme opponents. The accord came after months of preparation, two weeks of final intensive discussions in Vienna and with eight parties involved, the final result was an agreement with five annexes. However, this agreement is not set-in-stone and continues to evolve. However, the deal got a significant shake-up under U. President Donald Trump, who on May 8, , announced that the U. Based on the revelations of an Iranian exile group in , Iran was suspected to have nuclear facilities. Following inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA and subsequent discoveries, Iran continued to proceed with nuclear developments despite international opposition.
The United States has similar worries. In exchange for their acceptance of the framework, Iran would see all nuclear-related economic sanctions from the other participating countries be lifted. This deal would allow tens of billions of dollars in frozen assets and oil revenue to be freed, providing a potential improvement to the local economy. On May 8, , the Trump Administration announced a withdrawal from the deal. After the UK seized an Iranian oil tanker bound for Syria with officials from Gibraltar, the attempt was reciprocated against a British tanker, but without success. As tensions mount around the world about the outcome of the Iran nuclear deal, it is essential to review the numerous pros and cons that are associated with this accord.