Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, 2015. Iran's president Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a nuclear deal with major powers would open a new chapter of cooperation with the outside world after years of sanctions, predicting the "win-win" result would gradually eliminate mutual mistrust. REUTERS/TIMA


The Iran nuclear deal is not Munich

July 28, 2015, Bruce Riedel

Iran should be constrained by a global regime from getting the bomb, but the notion that Israel is a weak, powerless state completely ignores the actual balance of power in the Middle East, writes Bruce Riedel. The debate about the Iran deal should reflect Israel’s real, strong strategic situation and not fall prey to hysteria when the stakes are high, Riedel argues.