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Video: Iran – Where is U.S. Policy Headed?

February 3, 2021

The Biden administration has announced its goal of re-entering the 2015 JCPOA as an interim step toward a new and stronger deal with Iran. The administration’s success or failure in reaching a secure, verifiable agreement with the Islamic Republic has implications for the security of the United States, Israel and the countries of the Gulf, including those […]

Maximize Pressure on Iran: Fortify the Sanctions Wall

July 9, 2020

The Islamic Republic of Iran is in crisis. U.S. sanctions have crippled the country’s economy. Protests over the regime’s failed policies continue. The Islamic Republic has reportedly even reduced force levels in Syria, thanks to punishing Israeli military strikes and U.S. economic pressure. These developments come as the coronavirus continues to ravage Iran, infecting roughly […]

The Ayatollahs – Neither Islamic Nor Iranian, but Always Anti-American (Audio)

March 4, 2020

Lessons U.S. policy makers should have learned in dealing with Iran since the police state theocracy of ayatollahs Ruhollah Khomeini and his successor, Ali Khamenei took over in 1979: The regime is neither Islamic nor Iranian, despite its self-description as the Islamic Revolutionary Republic of Iran. Not if Iran is heir to Persian civilization. And […]

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