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House Members Organize for Peace and Diplomacy

By Jon Rainwater on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:30:44

It’s time for members of Congress to stand up for diplomacy and against the calls for military strikes on Iran from people like Senators Cotton and McCain. This effort in the House is critical because it’s very likely that there will be a vote in Congress shortly after […]Read More

Cakewalk Cotton and ‘Kill the Deal’ Kristol’s Easy War

By Jon Rainwater on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:48:42

This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post. Within the last few days, neo-conservative pundit Bill Kristol and the Ayatollah’s pen pal, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) have added their names to the list of people seriously suggesting airstrikes on Iran might better constrain that country’s nuclear programs […]Read More

Saudi, Israeli Support for Deal Clouds Critics’ Narrative

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 23:25:29

This piece first appeared in Huffington Post. Media coverage of the nuclear talks will often take the opposition of Israel, Saudi Arabia and Gulf States to Iran nuclear diplomacy as a given. It’s an easy way to boil things down into a “he said, she said” tale of […]Read More

Senator Responds to Iran Deal: “Neville Chamberlain got a better deal from Hitler.”

By Jon Rainwater on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:46:30

This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post. Americans who want to avoid another war in the Middle East ought to be grateful to U.S. and allied diplomats for the solid peace framework that was announced today. But the hard-working negotiators were predictably and instantly lambasted as […]Read More

Peace Action West Statement: Peace Talks Breakthrough

By Jon Rainwater on Fri, 03 Apr 2015 01:37:04

April 2, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jon Rainwater,, The announcement today in Lausanne, Switzerland indicates that negotiators have reached a framework for a peace deal between the P5+1 countries and Iran. Peace Action West released the following statement from Executive Director, Jon Rainwater. "This diplomatic […]Read More

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