Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking during a visit to the country's nuclear facility in Natanz. (Photo: Reuters)
Anatomy of a Deal with Iran
Writing in the National Interest, Rajan Menon lays out his vision for an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.
A negotiated settlement would have to include provisions allowing Iran some level of enrichment but one well below what would be needed to make even a minimal number of nuclear warheads. Such a deal should include stringent and intrusive monitoring designed to prevent Tehran from producing weapons-grade uranium or warhead components. Iran will not agree to an arrangement that lifts of sanctions only after Iran has delivered—and the United States cannot agree to lift all sanctions in exchange for Iran’s promise. A sequencing is needed that lifts the most consequential sanctions in the final stages.
Las Vegas Jews Caught in Adelson's Shadow
Josh Nathan-Kazis of the Forward finds that in Nevada, the Jewish political agenda is driven by the community's largest benefactor.
Adelson’s dual philanthropic and political roles have complicated things in Las Vegas this election cycle. For Jews here, his most visible political spending has been the RJC’s television advertisements, which play relentlessly. In the ads, Jewish voters explain why they’re voting for Romney in 2012. The ads have raised passions.
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