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Israel Has No Iran Strategy

November 6, 2015

After a week of meetings in Israel, one thing is clear to me: Israel has no Iran strategy. Seemingly spent from the losing public campaign against the Iranian nuclear deal, not even the passage of “Adoption Day” on October 18 roused Israeli officials from their post-deal slumber. Israelis reluctantly see themselves as bystanders to their […]

Enriching Iran

August 17, 2015

As fate would have it, Congress could vote on the Iranian nuclear deal two years to the day that it was supposed to vote to authorize military strikes against Assad’s Syria. A Russian-brokered dismantlement deal forestalled that vote, but, in the process, Assad’s chemical arsenal had achieved its original purpose: it secured his survival by […]

The Iran Deal Isn’t Anything Like Nixon Going to China

July 27, 2015

Analogies, Sigmund Freud once wrote, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. President Obama is explicitly comparing his diplomatic triumph with Iran to President Nixon’s opening to China in 1972. Nixon, the president explained in a July 14 interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, “understood there was the prospect, […]