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6 julio, 2015
por Felipe Sahagún
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FPI Resources on the pending Iranian nuclear agreement

After nearly two years of negotiations, the P5+1 and Iran are on the verge of signing a final nuclear agreement. Profound questions remain, however, about the deal’s actual impact on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Is the agreement enforceable? Will Iran disclose the extent of its previous nuclear weapons research? Will sanctions relief enable Iran to expand its support for terrorism abroad?

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) believes that the following resources will help policymakers answer these and related questions. FPI also recommends the work of the Iran Task Force, which provides critical and detailed analyses of U.S. policy toward Iran.

How an Iran Nuclear Deal Would Upend U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy — Ray Takeyh — Wall Street Journal — July 4, 2015

Why Is Obama Abandoning 70 Years of U.S. Nonproliferation Policy? — Matthew Kroenig—Tablet Magazine — June 15, 2015

The Central Pillar Supporting the Iran Deal Has a Big Crack In It — Emanuele Ottolenghi — The Tower — July 2015

Can We Trust How Iran Would Spend Funds From a Nuclear Deal? — Michael Singh — Wall Street Journal — June 30, 2015

Resolving the IAEA’s PMD Concerns Concretely Prior to the Lifting of Key Sanctions — David Albright — Institute for Science and International Security — July 2, 2015

Four Reasons Why Accounting for Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Work Still Matters — Simon Chin and Valerie Lincy — Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control — June 17, 2015

Iran’s Dubious Track Record — Behnam Ben Taleblu — World Affairs — July 1, 2015

Detecting an Iranian Nuclear Breakout — Michael Eisenstadt — Washington Institute for Near East Policy — May 2015

Mr. Zarif’s disconnect on human rights — Masih Alinejad — Washington Post — May 15, 2015


More FPI resources on negotiations with Iran

Country reports on human rights 2014

Country reports on terrorism 2014

6 julio, 2015
por Felipe Sahagún
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China’s expanding military presence in Africa


China is steadily expanding its military footprint in Africa, highlighted by the recent deployment of 700 combat-ready troops to join a multinational peacekeeping operation in South Sudan. In all, the People’s Liberation Army and Navy now have an estimated 2,700 soldiers, sailors, engineers, and medical staff stationed across the continent.

The number of troops deployed in Africa is extremely small, even insignificant, in the broader context of the massive Chinese military. However, a discernible trend is becoming increasingly apparent as Beijing expands the range of operations that its forces are engaged in Africa to include post-conflict stabilization (Mali), medical humanitarian missions (Liberia), on-going conflict stabilization (South Sudan) and anti-piracy operations (Somalia) among others. In all, Chinese military personnel are now involved in seven out of nine United Nations peacekeeping operations on the continent, the most of any permanent Security Council member.

Although it will be a long time, if ever, that China’s small military footprint will rival those of the United States and European countries in Africa, the steadily rising number of PLA/PLAN forces on the continent may indeed have profound consequences. Africa appears to be the theater of operations that is testing two bedrock principles of Chinese foreign policy: 1) The long-held non-interference doctrine and 2) no overseas military bases.

Former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, David Shinn, who is also a prominent Sino-African scholar at the George Washington University’s Eliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C., is to publish a new research paper that explores what’s motivating the Chinese military push in Africa and how it’s being received by both Africans and the international community at large. Ambassador Shinn joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the new geopolitics of Chinese force projection in Africa.