November 25, 2014

WHICH WAS DECIDED BEFORE WE SAT DOWN:

Iran and the world continue to agree to disagree. Again. (Daniel W. Drezner, November 24, 2014, Washington Post)

The one thing both sides do appear to agree on is that they do not want to return to the Era Before Negotiations. All of the P5+1 countries have economic or geopolitical incentives for Iran to rejoin the Semi-Respectable Nations Club. Similarly, even Khamenei seems to prefer that Iran not be completely isolated -- and they do appear to like the $700 million in sanctions relief they get every month.

All that's being negotiated is what hoops the Iranians have to jump through before we lift all the sanctions.

Posted by at November 25, 2014 5:17 PM
  

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