Weekly Review, July 12-17, 2015

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, July 17th, 2015 @ 10:33PM

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Alfred Nobel Must Be Spinning in His GraveRachel Ehrenfeld – The 2009 stillborn Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, has violated all three of Alfred Nobel’s stipulations for the award. Instead of working for the “abolition or reduction of standing armies,” Obama has done his best to reduce the American armed forces, at the same time the Chinese, Russian and Iranian forces have increased. Instead of doing “the best work for fraternity between nations,” since entering office, Obama, has done more than anyone individual or group to destabilize nations, especially in the Middle East…continue

Another “Historic” AgreementNorman A. Bailey – It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is so, the pictures of an utterly jubilant Mohammed Zarif, in Vienna, on July 14, says it all. In the Six Power-Iran talks the side with all the aces lost and the side whose hand consisted entirely of jokers, won. It only remains, now, for President Obama’s “\victory” declaration. He needn’t bother his speech writers. He can use Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s words…continue

Timing is EverythingSteven Chabinsky – If you think that computer intrusions are the main thing we need to worry about when it comes to cybersecurity, think again. There’s growing concern about the implications of our increasingly wireless world and how readily it can be disrupted. When it comes to our reliance on the electromagnetic spectrum…continue

Maybe a longer spoon, Mr. ObamaSol W. Sanders – U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during a meeting in Washington, July 7, 2015 (AFP) The proponents of trade wherever, whenever, whoever tell us that Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was taken aback at the reception he received…continue

News & Analysis

US inspectors banned from all Iranian nuclear sites under dealDaily Mail

Nuclear Iran: Hiyatollah!The Economist

President Rouhani: All Our Goals Materialized under Final AgreementFars News

The Four Major Problems with the Iran DealIsraeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, Washington Post

OPEC, Russia Talk Oil Prices After Iran DealEnergy and Capital

Pakistan Hopes to Benefit from Iran Deal, With Chinese HelpAyesha Tanzeem, VOA

Obama’s news conference on the Iran nuclear dealTranscript, Washington Post

Where the U.S. Caved to Get Iran to SignEli Lake, Bloomberg

Ted Cruz: Obama Using UN to ‘Circumvent’ Congress on Iran DealAdam Kredo, Free Beacon

Iran’s top terrorist unshackled by nuke dealBenny Avni, New York Post

How Will We Know? The coming Iran intelligence failureReuel Marc Gerecht

The Dawn of Iranian EmpireMax Boot

Summary of provisions of the CJPOA (Updates)IRNA

Together, Iran and the United States can shape the Middle East’s future – Hossein Mousavian

Money trumps fear in reactions to Westąs nuclear accord with IranJamshed Choksy, Carol Choksy

Nuclear Extortion: Pioneered by North Korea, Perfected by IranClaudia Rosett

The Best Arguments for an Iran Deal. The heroic assumptions, and false premises, of our diplomacyBret Stephens

The fate of a febrile Middle East is in Iran’s handsAnwar Gargash

Wasn’t ISIS Supposed to Fall Apart by Now?The Daily Beast

Egypt ISIS Affiliate Claims Destruction of Naval VesselThe New York Times

Global hunt for cyber criminals behind online black marketFinancial Times

Portents of World Cyberwar: ‘Ghost Fleet’ is a fictional warning that real-life technologies could expose the U.S. to a devastating attack – Gordon Crovitz

The US agency plundered by Chinese hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possibleNatasha Bertrand

Is Obama Moving Too Fast with Vietnam?Ellen Bork

Capitol Hill

House:

Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran (Part II)Foreign Affairs Committee – July 14

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to AmericaHomeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications – July 14

Tunisia’s Fragile Democratic TransitionForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa – July 14

The Rise of Radicalization: Is the U.S. Government Failing to Counter International and Domestic Terrorism?Homeland Security Committee – July 15

The Rise of Radicalization: Is the U.S. Government Failing to Counter International and Domestic Terrorism?Homeland Security Committee – July 15

U.S. Economic and Military Alliances in AsiaForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific – July 15

Cybersecurity: The Department of the Interior – Oversight Committee, Subcommittee on Information Technology, Subcommittee on Interior – July 15

Reviewing the U.S.-China Civil Nuclear Cooperation AgreementForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade – July 16

Senate:

Corruption, Global Magnitsky, and Modern Slavery: A Review of Human Rights Around the WorldForeign Relations Committee – July 16

Overview of U.S. Policy Towards Haiti Prior To The ElectionsForeign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, And Global Women’s Issues – July 15

Securing the Border: Understanding Threats and Strategies for the Maritime BorderHomeland Security & Government Accountability Committee – July 15

GAO Reports

CRS Insights What are the Department of Defense (DOD) Policies on Transgender Service?Kristy N. Kamarck, Analyst in Military Manpower – July 15, 2015

Women in Combat: Issues for CongressKristy N. Kamarck, Analyst in Military Manpower– July 14, 2015

A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense Issues for CongressRonald O’Rourke Specialist in Naval Affairs – July 14, 2015

Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions – Dianne E. Rennack, Specialist in Foreign Policy Legislation – July 15, 2015

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. ResponseChristopher M. Blanchard, Coordinator, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs; Carla E. Humud, Analyst in Middle Eastern and African Affairs; Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation – July 15, 2015

Legal Sidebar Is There a Judicial Remedy for Victims of Federal Data Breaches? – July 15, 2015

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch DocumentsRita Tehan, Information Research Specialist – July 15, 2015

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