Wednesday Headlines

Live Debate Tonight: US Boots On The Ground To Fight ISIS
The Brookings Institution will hold a debate – accessible online – on whether the U.S. should put boots on the ground to fight ISIS. Arguing in favor of intervention will be Michael Doran and Michael O’Hanlon. Arguing against will be Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and Jeremy Shapiro.

As Deadline Looms, Iran Issues New Demands
With just a week to go before the final deadline for Iran and world powers to reach an agreement on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday issued a new set of demands.

Khamenei, in a televised speech, said economic sanctions imposed on Tehran should be lifted immediately after a deal is signed, and ruled out freezing Iran’s controversial nuclear work for an extended period of time.

The United States and its allies are willing to offer Iran state-of-the-art nuclear equipment if Tehran agrees to pare down its atomic weapons program as part of a final nuclear agreement, a draft document obtained by the Associated Press reveals.

US, China Broaden Cooperation On Climate Change
On Tuesday, the State Department announced a partnership with China to track sea turtle migration and a joint effort to monitor air pollution near chemical industrial parks. The nations were participating in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

During a day with a heavy emphasis on environmental cooperation, U.S. and Chinese officials announced a series of new “EcoPartnership” programs – collaborative private sector efforts between the two nations.

On the second day of the meeting, Vice President Joseph Biden said the bilateral relationship was like “a marriage,” that requires “hard work,” reports Sky News.


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