Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal – NYTimes.com

English: Diagram of nuclear waste and the nucl...

English: Diagram of nuclear waste and the nuclear fuel cycle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This comprehensive article from the NYT provides a detailed discussion of the likelihood of a nuclear deal with Iran. It’s a recommended read. Check it out!

via Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal – NYTimes.com.

It seems that there’s no agreement on the important proposal to ship surplus nuclear fuel to Russia for safe conversion to rods. It’s still hard to get a comprehensive overview of the likely deal because negotiations are still in progress. Reaction from Saudi Arabia and Israel has been alarm, especially with the escalating crisis in Yemin, where Iran is supporting the rebels.

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How Spain Recovered from the Economic Crisis – SPIEGEL ONLINE

English: Map of Spain

English: Map of Spain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a powerful and insightful article from Spiegel. It’s a recommended read. Check it out!

via How Spain Recovered from the Economic Crisis – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Spain, like Ireland and Portugal is a case study on the effectiveness of reform and austerity policies. Economically, Spain is becoming a model, with powerful, internationally competitive industries. Unfortunately, unemployment continues to be a deep problem in Spain. The current conservative government in Spain has been responsible for the strong policies, in contrast to the deep damage done to Spain by the previous socialist government.

Spain, of course, is contrasted to Greece where there has also been austerity but less real reform. Meanwhile, socialists in Spain are looking to Greece as an example.

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