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Jul 18, 2017, 11:34 PM
With the Iran Deal, Winter is Coming
The Iran nuclear deal’s recent two-year anniversary prompted numerous positive commentaries on the agreement’s accomplishments to date. However, as the Trump administration reviews US policy on Iran, it should remember that sunny though the present may seem, the deal’s...
Nov 15, 2016, 4:15 PM
The Iran Sanctions Act Must Be Renewed Now
Deal or no nuclear deal, Iran continues to threaten the security of the United States and the world. And yet the leading U.S. law dealing with that threat—the law authorizing the sanctions that brought Iran’s economy to its knees...
Mar 2, 2014, 10:20 PM
Five points on Ukraine
1) U.S. credibility—already damaged—is at stake. In Syria, President Obama’s actions belied his claim that “I mean what I say.” Obama waited almost six months after the breakout of unrest in Syria before calling, in August of 2011, for Bashar...
Jan 27, 2014, 2:38 PM
The perils of negotiating with Iran
Does diplomacy with Tehran have a good chance to resolve the Iranian nuclear threat? The Obama administration thinks so, which is why Washington has doubled down on an interim agreement with the Iranian regime that provides it with substantial...
Dec 11, 2013, 4:29 PM
Why the Obama-Castro handshake matters
President Obama’s handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service made a lot of news. But does this flesh pressing even make a difference? The New Republic’s Isaac Chotiner writes that the handshake controversy is “amazingly dumb,”...
Alan Goldsmith covers policy and Washington Outreach for United Against Nuclear Iran and the Counter Extremism Project. He served as a professional staff member for the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2007 to 2013. His views are his own.