Does Trump Have a Post-Decertification Iran Strategy?

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by Mitchell Plitnick Within the next three days, President Donald Trump is likely to announce his refusal to re-certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. The Wilson Center brought together an… Continue Reading  

Former Israeli Security Advisor: US Should Stick with Iran Deal

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by Mitchell Plitnick From 2009-2011, Uzi Arad was national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now he is contradicting his former boss by speaking publicly in support of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the US,… Continue Reading  

Trump Slams Iran Deal at UN: What Next?

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by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump gave his first address to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, and he lived up to his billing. Trump used a forum for diplomacy to threaten to annihilate an entire country, and to denounce an… Continue Reading  

Why Trump Can Do No Wrong In Netanyahu’s Eyes

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by Mitchell Plitnick “This is bonkers. Israel’s government says don’t overreact to neo-Nazis in the US because it could hurt relations with Trump. Totally insane.” So said Dr. Brian Klaas, a Fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Silence on Charlottesville

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by Mitchell Plitnick The awful events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend presented politicians with an opportunity to score an easy political point, simply by condemning the white supremacists who sparked the violence. Many politicians took advantage of that opportunity.… Continue Reading