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Several important political developments are happening around the world. Please review the list and sound off, either in the comments section or by submitting a piece for publication to [email protected]
The Iran Nuclear Deal
The P5+1 have concluded the first stages of a framework for Iran to easy international sanctions in exchange for strict limits and intrusive inspects on its nascent nuclear program. This deal upends decades of distance between the US and Iran, upsets the traditionally cozy relationship between the US and Israel, and introduces a whole new set of inspection regimes for a powerful country in Iran.
- Is this the right move?
- Do you support the P5+1 in their efforts?
- If this is the wrong course of action in your opinion, what is the right one?
John Oliver and Edward Snowden
John Oliver traveled to Moscow to interview Edward Snowden about the experiences that brought him the international prominence. He delivered what many people are calling the “toughest” interview yet since Snowden sought refuge.
- Is this the right move for a comedian/journalist?
- Are we giving Eric Snowden more media coverage than he deserves?
- Should this just be the beginning of bringing Eric Snowden’s story into the public eye?
Another Islamist extremist group, Al Shabbab, unleashed a savage attack on a soft target, this time a school in Eastern Kenya. The attack lasted for nearly 15 hours, cost close to 150 lives, and humiliated the Kenyan security services. Kenya has responded to the attacks with bombings of Al Shabbab training camps in Western Somalia.
- How is the world to respond to yet another massacre of innocent civilians, children, by a terrorist network?
- How “regionalized” are these issues? Is this an East Africa concern or does it involve the rest of the world?
- What to do about Somalia? How long can a state be “failed” before it becomes too much of a burden to its neighbors and the rest of the world?
Please chime in. Let’s hear what you have to say.
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