The Politics of the Iranian Nuclear Deal: Containing the Precipitation of a Russo-American Hot War

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on April 3, 2015. Iran vowed to stand by a nuclear deal with world powers as Rouhani promised it would open a “new page” in the country’s global ties.
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Currently, there is a Cold War between the United States and its European Union allies but this is hardly taken up as a serious matter in international discourses, and yet, the manifestations are there. The Cold War is essentially driven by three factors: fear of nuclear proliferation, policy of ‘America First’ as introduced by President Donald Trump, and Russia’s foreign policy in Europe.

What really is Cold War and in which way is it different from a hot war? On April 16, 1947, Bernard Baruch, then former adviser to US presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman, ‘coined the word “Cold War” to describe the increasingly chilly…



Source: Thisday Newspaper