No Good Reason for Trump Not to Certify Iran Nuclear Compliance

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by Mark Fitzpatrick US President Donald Trump would have no substantive grounds for following up his broad hints to decide in the negative when the 15 October deadline comes for re-certifying that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal struck two years… Continue Reading  

Hyping the Iran Threat in the Middle East

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by Charles D. Smith A drumbeat of warnings about an Iranian threat to Israel specifically, and American interests collaterally, has intensified in recent months. Alarmist articles by former and current New York Times reporters have hyped the threat of Tehran… Continue Reading  

What Vietnam Must Teach Us about North Korea and Iran

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by Robert E. Hunter In international politics, serendipity sometimes plays an instrumental role. That happened this past week, with President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly, mutual name-calling between him and Kim Jong Un of North Korea, and… Continue Reading  

The Enduring Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whom the president has entrusted with, among many other things, searching for an Israeli-Palestinian peace, said regarding that task: “We don’t want a history lesson. How does that help us get… Continue Reading  

Trump at the UN: Back to the Future…of 1648

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by Robert E. Hunter President Donald J. Trump’s speech this week to the UN General Assembly may go down as a turning point in US engagement with the outside world. As such, it should not be dismissed just as an… Continue Reading