IRAN DEAL (DAY+5): Status of the Debate
By Greg Schnippel, July 19, 2015
Its been an intense few days since the nuclear deal with Iran was announced and there has been a flood of great essays, talking points, and explainers from think tanks and news organizations to help inform the public debate.
From my informal survey of the literature, the four most common arguments against the deal (and the ones that proponents were most often rebutting) were:
- Will the nuclear deal with Iran prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon?
- Will the $100bn of sanctions relief Iran is receiving be directed towards funding militants or towards Iran’s domestic priorities?
- Does the Iran nuclear deal set a new nonproliferation precedent that will spark a new arms race in the Middle East?
- Would further pressure and threats be successful at arriving at a better deal with Iran?
We will be focusing in on expanding these arguments in the coming week, and working to find on-point quotes and experts for each of these. We will also be releasing our guide on how you can help out with this task by identifying resources on these and other arguments or helping us make sure we have the best possible representation for each argument.