Trump and the Iran Deal: A view from Israel

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by Shemuel Meir For many the combination of the words “Donald Trump” and “nuclear weapons” is the stuff of nightmares. “If we have nuclear weapons — why don’t we use it?” asked Trump during his presidential campaign. In his view nuclear… Continue Reading  

What’s Driving the Saudis? Iran.

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by Thomas W. Lippman A dozen or so of your basic Washington types — lobbyists, consultants, think-tankers — were talking with a U.S. senator the other day about the linkages between energy, foreign policy, and national security. The conversation would… Continue Reading  

Iran needs to be Squeezed and Ahmadinejad needs to go

In case you missed these Iran-related talking points last week… Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying that “Iran is very vulnerable in the oil sector, and it is there that more could be done… Continue Reading