Category: Strategic Affairs

American-Iranian fairytales

Jul 31, 2015

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In defense of its concordat with Iran, the Obama administration is peddling a growing list of misrepresentations: That Iran will be motivated to keep the agreement; that America can snapback sanctions; that the deal it will moderate or contain Iran’s aggressive ambitions; and that there was no better deal, and the alternative is war.

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Natural gas fracas: A strategic threat

Jul 17, 2015

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If handled correctly, Israel’s natural gas riches can be an exceedingly valuable tool of Israeli foreign and defense policy. If Israel botches the natural gas bonanza because of extreme over-regulation and confused policymaking, the long-term cost to Israel will dwarf the damage that ten thousand BDS campaigns could inflict.

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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Jul 14, 2015

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The root corruption of today’s accord is that Iran gets to keep its nuclear facilities, and there will be no truly intrusive international supervision of what goes on deep inside them. Anywhere-anytime access was the minimum prerequisite for a verifiable deal – and Obama has abandoned this.

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Sham smiles all around

Jul 10, 2015

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With four deadlines come and gone, it’s probably safe to predict that there won’t be a grand package deal with Teheran this weekend, or at all. Instead, we’ll get a lot of smiles, and agreement to continue talking indefinitely, without closure on Iran’s nuclear weapons drive. Obama will proceed to sell sham narratives about Iran, even as Khameini rebuffs and humiliates America.

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Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Jun 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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Hike the defense budget

Apr 23, 2015

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The IDF must be ready for unrelenting combat over the coming decade, and this costs plenty. Israel dare not skimp in this regard. Its independence depends on robust defense readiness.

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Snapback, anybody?

Apr 9, 2015

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The notion that if Iran violates the nuclear accord all sanctions could be swiftly re-imposed is claptrap that insults the intelligence of any observer.

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On diplomatic freedom and fortitude

Apr 2, 2015

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Passover Eve reflections on global failings and Israel’s autonomy, with a modern prayer for the seder: Protect Israel, oh Lord, from untrustworthy statesmen and back-stabbing superpowers. And if and when necessary, give us the grit to go it alone.

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What explains Obama’s zeal for a deal with Iran?

Feb 19, 2015

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It’s ardor for Islam and sympathy for Islamic ambitions of global leadership, not just distaste for American overreach, that apparently fuels Obama’s secretive dash towards a deal with Iran. There is no other plausible explanation for his willingness to overlook Iran’s emerging Islamic empire.

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Reading Netanyahu’s mind

Oct 10, 2014

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Netanyahu has begun to give us a window into his updated strategic thinking. The bottom line: It’s time to push past the Palestinians, and develop new regional security alliances that are based on shared interests between Israel and conservative, stabilizing forces in the Arab world. The world needs to assimilate and come to terms with Israel’s new strategic mindset.

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