Adam L. Silverman, PhD*
On Saturday TTG brought reports of diplomatic outreach between the US and Iran. Yesterday Eric Follath reported in Der Spiegel that Iran's new president, Hassan Rohani, is prepared to decommission the Fordo nuclear installation that is about 20 kilometers from the Holy City of Qom. This offer would be made as concessions in exchange for the US ultimately lifting sanctions. While there is no way to know if the Follath has a real scoop, or if he has a big a scoop as it appears, there is some overlap with what TTG wrote about. And regardless of the outcome signs of diplomacy actually taking place should always be a welcome sight.
* Adam L. Silverman is the Cultural Advisor at the US Army War College. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the US Army War College and/or the US Army.