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Iranian Nukes: The Debate Continues

by robertrosenkranz on May 6, 2015

Illustration by Thomas James for Intelligence Squared U.S.

In his recent piece in The Daily Beast “Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal: Winners & Losers,” Les Gelb’s overview of the recent Iran negotiations argues that “the emerging arrangements on Iranian nuclear programs announced Thursday are a clear plus/plus for both sides. Only those who don’t want any deal see it otherwise.”

The implication is that only ideologues will oppose the agreement. But is the matter that clear?

Since 2006, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented three debates that trace America’s relations with Iran and its nuclear ambitions: In 2006, “We Must Tolerate A Nuclear Iran,” in 2009 “Diplomacy With Iran Is Going Nowhere,” and in 2013 “Israel Can Live With A Nuclear Iran.” Just this week we announced a debate on the current negotiations: “Obama’s Iran Deal Is Good for America.

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Good Deflation: a “Tax Cut” for Working Families

by robertrosenkranz on February 3, 2015

My latest column for the Huffington Post challenges conventional wisdom that deflation is bad.  On the contrary, deflation driven by the rapid decline in oil prices is good news for America.  Declining oil prices are, for the average family, the economic equivalent of a large tax cut.  This is one “gift horse” we shouldn’t be looking in the mouth.

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Notes From the Front: Are We Securing Our Vital Interests Abroad?

by robertrosenkranz on March 29, 2011

Originally Published in The Huffington Post
If only we had political leadership worthy of our military. That’s the one sentence take away from my recent trip to Iraq and Afghanistan (under the auspices of the Council on Foreign Relations, headed by Max Boot, their senior defense analyst, two of their military fellows and about 10 DVs — military parlance for distinguished visitors).

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