Gary Samore

Harvard University

Guest

Executive director for research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction (2009-2013)

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The US Senate still hasn't voted up or down on the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, but the time has come for the Iranians to begin implementing their part of the bargain.

"Adoption Day" for Nuclear Deal with Iran

The US Senate still hasn't voted up or down on the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, but the time has come for the Iranians to begin implementing their part of the bargain.

from To the Point

As Iran sits down again today with five world powers — the US, the UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany — there's a lot at stake for two leaders who've risked their legacies on…

Nuclear Negotiations: Can Both Sides Win?

As Iran sits down again today with five world powers — the US, the UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany — there's a lot at stake for two leaders who've risked their legacies on…

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Nuclear talks will resume tomorrow between Iran, the US and five other countries, and the rhetoric is heating up on all sides of the issue.

A Possible Nuclear Deal with Iran Divides Traditional Allies

Nuclear talks will resume tomorrow between Iran, the US and five other countries, and the rhetoric is heating up on all sides of the issue.

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