‘A Guide for the Perplexed’: Ambassador Pickering ’53 on the Iran Nuclear Agreement (Tablet)

Amb. Thomas R. Pickering '53

Thomas R. Pickering ’53, H’84

Former Undersecretary of State Thomas R. Pickering ’54, H’84 breaks down the components of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, describing the treaty, exploring the arguments for and against it, and summarizing the views of experts on how to evaluate it.

“This guide is provided to be helpful in understanding its key elements and importance,” writes Pickering in this piece for Tablet. “Politics and emotion are left to the individual reader.”

Pickering holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in U.S. Foreign service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria and Jordan.


  1. Chet Freeman says:

    It takes a big man to admit that he, and those he defends have been knowingly fleeced and have openly agreed to a catastrophic proliferation of nuclear arms in the ME that dwarfs Neville’s catastrophic “peace in our time” disaster

  2. Christian Kessler says:

    I find Freeman’s comment to allege Pickering says things he plainly does not, and for that reason partisan & inappropriate.

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