Out of Iran Deal, into War? Either Way, Netanyahu’s Popularity Soars

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by Dahlia Scheindlin On Wednesday night, the day after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal, in between Israeli airstrikes in Syria, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported the Likud’s highest polling numbers in a decade — 35 seats, five more than it… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal: When The Tumult and the Shouting Dies

Mohammad Javad Zarif (Wikimedia Commons)

by Robert E. Hunter Shakespeare said that “old men forget.” And so, it seems, do societies. Fifteen years ago, a US administration, from the president through his top aides, lied the nation into invading Iraq, and the region and the… Continue Reading  

Trump Vindicates Iranian Hardliners And Victimizes Ordinary Citizens

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by Trita Parsi and Ryan Costello When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was announced in 2015, the Iranian people poured into the streets to celebrate what they thought was the beginning of a new era. Long squeezed by both… Continue Reading  

How Iran Should Respond to Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

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by Shireen T. Hunter The day that everyone was dreading arrived yesterday when President Trump announced that the United States will no longer adhere to the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). Before and after his… Continue Reading  

Hold the Deal-Killers Accountable

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by Paul R. Pillar At least President Trump’s statement today about Iran made clear exactly what step he was taking: an outright material breach of U.S. obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral agreement that restricts… Continue Reading