Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
Iran's new leadership inspires some hope that a diplomatic solution could be found to the stand-off over Iran's nuclear activities. But there is little agreement in the United States, especially in the Congress, over what an acceptable diplomatic solution would be. Israel and the United States might differ, too. George Perkovich — based on twenty-years' work on the Iranian nuclear challenge and extensive interactions with U.S., European, Israeli, and Iranian officials — will sketch a framework that could satisfy all sides, and then describe why it may be harder to implement a deal in Washington than in Tehran.
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