A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.
- Can Iran reach a nuclear deal? Robert Einhorn writes that “substantial gaps remain between Iran and the P5+1 on fundamental issues” and that the question of whether Iran can reach an acceptable deal lies with Supreme Leader Khamenei.
- The end of OPEC as we know it. George Perry says Saudi Arabia’s decision to not cut oil production in the face of falling prices means the end of OPEC as we have known it.
- Claiming credit for the Paris attack. Bruce Riedel comments on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claiming credit for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and what it may presage for the group’s strategy.
- Closing Seattle’s tech industry gender gap. Jessica Lee looks at a program in Seattle that aims to prepare women for careers in software development.
- CFPB: A governance success story. Norman Eisen reflects on the recent appearance at Brookings of Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- Strobe Talbott on Russia and Vladimir Putin. During his Brookings Cafeteria podcast interview, Strobe Talbott discussed why Vladimir Putin is contemptuous of the West, and what approaches to an expansionist Russia could be.
Rather than serving as a unifying diplomatic exercise to highlight Iran’s troubling regional activities, the [Warsaw] summit primarily highlighted America’s diplomatic isolation from its European allies.