Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern for Iranian Lives

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by Eli Clifton As the protests across Iran reach the one-week point, Iran hawks are using their echo chamber to claim concern for the wellbeing of Iranian protesters and pushing the Trump administration and policymakers to publicly state their support… Continue Reading  

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  

The Disappearing Prince of Darkness

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by Jim Lobe Where is Richard Perle? His virtually total absence from the Iran nuclear debate over the past two years was perhaps one of the most remarkable features of the whole controversy. Ubiquitous in the major media in the… Continue Reading  

Neoconservatives Play the Long Game on Iran

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by David Bromwich “We’re going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop.” David Addington, the legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, made that declaration to Jack Goldsmith of the Office of Legal Counsel in the… Continue Reading  

GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Funds Mysterious Anti-Iran Pressure Group

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by Eli Clifton Nearly one-third of anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2013 budget came from the country’s foremost Republican mega-donor, a man who invested a reported $98 million to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 election, casino magnate… Continue Reading