The Palestinians and Nuclear Weapons

Warhead for the Titan II ICBM (Wikimedia Commons)

by Paul R. Pillar The significance of the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been the subject of tendentious argumentation. The right-wing government of Israel, not wanting to relinquish the conquered land whose relinquishment would be necessary for peace, often contends,… Continue Reading  

Motivations for the Dead-End Policy on Iran

Mike Pompeo (State Department via Fickr)

by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent speech on Iran, although titled “After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy,” was not new at all. It was mostly a recitation of the same arguments, with the same fallacies… Continue Reading  

The Case against Dismantling the Iran Deal: A View from Israel

Gadi Eizenkot (Wikimedia Commons)

by Shemuel Meir Making good on his ultimatum, the American president trumpeted  America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) earlier this month. This was the opening salvo in a drive to crush the deal that has blocked Iran’s path to nuclear… Continue Reading  

The JCPOA, the NAM, the NNWS, the USA, and the NPT

Hassan Rouhani at Non-Aligned Movement ministerial meeting in 2015

by Peter Jenkins  Someone asked me last week how President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would affect the nuclear non-proliferation regime centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).… Continue Reading  

Having Wounded the Iran Nuclear Deal, Macron Must Travel to Tehran

Emmanuel Macron (Wikimedia Commons)

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In a joint press conference during a much anticipated state visit to Washington, French President Emmanuel Macron revealed that he and Donald Trump “had very frank discussions” on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and that… Continue Reading