Center scholars and fellows regularly publish op-eds in leading media outlets. Please find them below, ordered by most recent publication date.

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David Sandalow

Tensions between the United States and China are running high on issues including cyber security, the South China Sea and currency values. So why are the U.S. and China working so well together on climate change? And what does it mean for the world? David Sandalow explains in an op-ed for Reuters

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Jason Bordoff

Center Director Jason Bordoff, writing in the Wall Street Journal, argues that while lower gasoline prices are a boon to the U.S. economy and motorists, consumers may be in for a bumpy ride moving forward.

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Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff explains why reports of coal's demise are premature and what that means for the importance of strong climate policy.

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Richard Nephew

Center Fellow Richard Nephew writes about how the subtle effectiveness of the JCPOA may be most pronounced in the provisions dealing with potential covert activities. The article describes the various provisions of the deal that serve as a check against the possibility of covert sites by forming concentric circles of protection. The article will addresses the few scenarios in which a potential failure of the system could take place.

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Richard Nephew

As Washington enjoys its mid-August hiatus, a new, misleading narrative has started to emerge about the Iran nuclear deal: voting against the deal is consequence-free. Writing in The Hill, Richard Nephew argues that if we are to be serious about preventing Iran from having a nuclear weapon, we need to ensure that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) enters into force, on time, and with enough support to weather the inevitable implementation problems that will come up.

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Richard Nephew

For one, oil money ain't what it used to be. And second, Tehran has bigger problems to deal with at home.

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Richard Nephew

It is now taken as a given by many that, upon completion of a comprehensive nuclear deal, Iran will plow its hard-won sanctions relief into regional adventurism. Having dealt with the nuclear issue, Tehran will secure its real ambition of regional domination. In an op-ed for Reuters, Richard Nephew argues that this narrative is powerful, compelling, and frightening and that it is also not true.

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Richard Nephew

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Center Program Director Richard Nephew and Elizabeth Rosenberg of the Center for a New American Security argue that it is far preferable to conclude a deal with Iran that addresses enrichment concerns via direct diplomacy and that a move to sanctions measures could compromise any chance to resolve the nuclear issue peacefully.

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Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, argues that now is not time for more Iran sanctions.

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