Trump Plans to Decertify Iran Deal

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump is expected to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal, claiming it is not in the national interest of the United States. Decertification would begin a 60-day congressional review period during which the administration may propose… 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  

America’s Sinkhole Wars

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by Andrew J. Bacevich We have it on highest authority: the recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan marks “an important milestone.” So the president of the United States has declared,… Continue Reading  

Trouble Brewing in Egypt

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by Paul R. Pillar  With U.S. attention toward the Middle East being recently focused on such matters as warfare in Syria and Iraq and on the relationship with Saudi Arabia, little attention span is left over for the relationship with… Continue Reading  

The Opportunity of the Syrian Ceasefire

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by Robert E. Hunter Reduced fighting in Syria provides a respite in which the US government can rethink the total compass of its policies toward the Middle East, Europe, and Russia. This is long overdue.