Category: Iran

The return of “progressive” American Mideast diplomacy

Feb 12, 2021

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A wholesale changeover in Washington’s foreign policy elites is underway; a substitution of mindsets that worries Israel. Here is a survey of recent deep-think journal articles that map the shift.

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Illogical Iran policy

Dec 11, 2020

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Israel’s position never has been that a deal with Iran is impossible or undesirable. But abandoning America’s leverage over Iran and bringing the unctuous Europeans back into Iran policy-making – if that is what Biden does – will lead nowhere good.

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Trump’s Mideast innovations should stick

Oct 30, 2020

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Whether Trump is reelected or replaced by Biden, many of the Trump administration’s novel Mideast policies should be adopted by the next administration, even if Democrats shrink from crediting Trump for any breakthroughs. The principles are in America’s best interests as well as Israel’s.

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The Iran deal, five years later

Jul 24, 2020

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The nuclear deal between the West and Iran has funded Iran’s aggression, rather than buy its moderation. Who will now curb Iran’s aggression and nuclear progress, and how?

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An Alarming Anniversary

Jul 17, 2020

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A selection of my analysis from the past ten years on Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb and Western acquiescence in this, led by former President Obama. Sad to say that in 2012 I smelled Obama’s rotten deal coming.

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Trump’s noble strike

Jan 10, 2020

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In eliminating Qassem Soleimani of Iran, Trump struck a blow for moral clarity. It should be considered not only a strategic move but an act of justice in foreign affairs.

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Can you hear the music?

Aug 2, 2019

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Danger ahead: There are signs that President Trump is getting ready to ease the pressures on Iran and bargain for a new nuclear deal: A US-Iran “deal of the century.” This could be knottier and more nebulous than valuable. My fear is twofold: that Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign will be cut short before Iran’s leaders truly have no choice but to capitulate to Western demands…

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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Oct 5, 2018

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The head of the IAEA this week said to Israel: Go to hell; we know better; we’ll take our time; and we don’t really want to embarrass or anger the Iranians… On the limitations – indeed, the uselessness and even venality, of international institutions – when it comes to guaranteeing Israeli security.

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Forcing Iran out of Syria

Sep 21, 2018

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Iran is attempting to create a “deterrence barrier” in Syria to protect its nuclear program. Israel must act forcefully against Iran even if this means full-scale war, says General Amidror.

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High holiday reading

Sep 14, 2018

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A roundup of recent deep-think articles on American Jewry, Haredi bourgeoise, Iranian challenges, and American populism.

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