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

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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  

Putin and Netanyahu: Converging Interests?

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by Mark N. Katz In the wake of President Trump’s announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord and the direct clashes between Israeli and Iranian forces in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to Moscow to… 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  

Two-Faced Trump: Peace in Korea, War with Iran

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by John Feffer The president giveth and he taketh away. Donald Trump is a stern and wrathful leader. He thinks nothing of raining down fire and fury upon the enemies of his “chosen people.” Indeed, he even flirts with ending… Continue Reading