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Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Iran Nuke Deal

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am (UTC-4)
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From an op-ed published in USA Today on Sept. 7, 2015
“On Iran, the deal will prevent that nation from getting a nuclear weapon in a comprehensive and verifiable way…. The military option is real today and, as Secretary of Defense, I will be sure that remains true well into the future.”

Iran’s Moderates Used Nuclear Deal to Save the Revolution

Posted August 27th, 2015 at 1:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Since Iran agreed to the nuclear deal, America’s closest allies are taking precautions against Iranian aggression. Egyptian authorities last week, according to the Times of Israel, kidnapped four would-be Hamas commandos en route to Iran for training. al-Arabiya reports that Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a sleeper cell of Hezbollah operatives, a group sponsored by Iran.

Israel’s Netanyahu Keeps Up Attacks on Iran Nuke Deal

Posted August 5th, 2015 at 10:42 am (UTC-4)
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By Barbara Slavin The speech started late and the live feed from Jerusalem was full of glitches, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message came through loud and clear. “Oppose this bad deal,” Netanyahu exhorted the more than 16,000 people who signed up to hear a webcast Tuesday sponsored by prominent U.S. Jewish organizations about the […]

Why Obama Is Wrong About Iran Being ‘Rational’ on Nukes

Posted June 19th, 2015 at 9:41 am (UTC-4)
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The question of whether Iran, run by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his ayatollahs, is a rational state goes to the very heart of the debate over its nuclear program and the negotiations, now nearing a June 30 deadline, to curb it.

No Easy Fix for the Middle East

Posted June 8th, 2015 at 2:19 pm (UTC-4)
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The Islamic State. Iraq. Syria. The words speak for themselves: the Middle East is unraveling. US policy has been faulted – from conservatives and liberals alike – for allowing the chaos – and failing to secure a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. But there’s another narrative gaining steam, one that says Obama isn’t to blame. There’s no easy fix.

The Right Way to Bring Peace to the Middle East

Posted June 8th, 2015 at 10:46 am (UTC-4)
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It is time now to guide the parties to thinking about alternatives—and to do so without hurting each other. Outsiders—most of all the United States—have neither the imagination nor the will to do this themselves.

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