American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
After eight days of negotiating in Switzerland last week, the U.S. and Iran reached what some are calling an “historic” agreement. But several key details aren’t mentioned in the framework, and Iran’s version appears to differ from one released by U.S. and European negotiators. Questions remain about exactly when U.S., European and U.N. sanctions against Iran will be eased and whether U.N. inspectors will be able to verify Iran is sticking to the deal. And members of Congress say they should have a vote on any final agreement. Diane and guests discuss the deal, the role of Congress and the global reaction.
- Ambassador Nicholas Burns professor of diplomacy and international politics, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; foreign affairs columnist for the Boston Globe; former under secretary of state (2005-08) and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-05)
- Michael Singh managing director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
- Trita Parsi president of National Iranian American Council and author of "A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."
- Robin Wright analyst and joint fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center; author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World"; contributing writer to The New Yorker.
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