IRAN: Talking about the agreement with Iran

by Nicke Mele Pax Christi Pacific Northwest For the last few days, the news and commentary has featured a good deal of back and forth about the utility and viability of the recently-announced short-term agreement with Iran on its nuclear development program. Several key factors do not get discussed by either critics or defenders. First of all, … Continue reading IRAN: Talking about the agreement with Iran

SYRIA: Thoughts on Syria

by Nicke Mele Pax Christi Pacific Northwest Two essays on Syria drew my attention on the same day. The first, by Nicholas Kristof, is a heartfelt argument in favor of military intervention, and specifically airstrikes. The second, equally heartfelt, from Jim Wallis, argues for immediate massive humanitarian aid to the millions of refugees from this conflict and … Continue reading SYRIA: Thoughts on Syria