The GOP hawks’ attempts to undermine an Iran deal is strategic folly
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AbstractMarch 31st marks the deadline for an agreement to be reached in negotiations between Iran and six world powers (including the U.S.) over the future of Iran’s nuclear program. The talks have been complicated by an open letter sent by Republican Senators aimed at undermining President Obama’s negotiating position. Christian Emery writes that the nuclear negotiations are a two-level game, with both Iran and the American governments negotiating with one another and with their domestic audiences. In trying to undermine the President’s negotiating position, he argues, the Republican Party are going against public opinion and are presenting the U.S. to the world as a dysfunctional power, caused by their own narrow pursuit of partisan gains.
Emery, Christian (2015) The GOP hawks’ attempts to undermine an Iran deal is strategic folly. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.