AIF BLOG - September 2015

September 11, 2015
The Iran nuclear deal has been a political hot potato that, despite heavy Republican opposition in the US Congress, is headed toward becoming a reality. During the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival — after world powers negotiated the deal but before the political drama unfolded in the United States — discussion focused on the merits and drawbacks of the agreement as well as how it could shape the region.  And there was some...
September 05, 2015
It’s been the law of the land since June, but gay marriage still has its hurdles, most recently the events surrounding a Kentucky county clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. During the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, the legal dream team that helped make same-sex marriage a reality gave their insiders’ account of its dramatic and fascinating journey, which for them started with the passage of...