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April 7, 2018
Trita Parsi was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden. He earned a Master's Degree in International Relations at Uppsala University, a second Master's Degree in Economics at Stockholm School of Economics and a PhD in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He has served as anÃâÃÂ ...
April 5, 2018
Members of the George W. Bush administration talked of choking off Tehran's finances to the point that there would be runs on Iranian banks and the rial, thereby destabilizing the regime. They described Iran's ... President Trump, for his part, has yet to articulate a coherent vision on Iran policy. In Syria, U.S.ÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
Ambassador Adam Ereli, formerly U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain and Deputy State Department spokesperson during the Bush administration perhaps summed-up the pro-Bolton view best in a column for ... Obama's Iran policy encouraged the regime to export its terrorism and meddling in the region. There isÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
As journalist Gareth Porter recently noted, from 2002 to 2004, while he was the Bush administration's key policymaker on Iran, Bolton — by flouting State ... Since Trump's election, Bolton has directly influenced Trump's Iran policy as well as Trump's recent decision to unilaterally scrap the Iran nuclear dealÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
Those who anxiously follow the evolution of the Trump administration's Iran policy are looking to its decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) this May. ... The George W. Bush administration shifted U.S. policy in the Middle East in the direction of more robust, military approaches.
March 22, 2018
Bolton's sometimes abrasive style got him into trouble in the Bush administration. ... Mark Dubowitz, chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank, who advises the White House on Iran policy, said Bolton would support abrogating the Iran nuclear deal if Britain, France andÃâÃÂ ...
March 21, 2018
Though there was never any real doubt, more than a decade later, the Israeli government has finally acknowledged that the country was responsible for destroying a secret Syrian nuclear reactor and declassified a number of details, along with video and images, about the intelligence process and theÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
Because of the complexity of their ties, Iran's policy toward Iraq is driven by a hierarchy of goals, from the most desirable to what Tehran probably regards as ..... The American military wanted to adopt this course of action in 2007-2008, but the George W. Bush administration chose not to for fear of starting aÃâÃÂ ...
February 11, 2018
A 2013 Iran Policy Committee study found Tehran pays more attention to this dissident movement than all other opposition groups combined. Credible ... Raymond Tanter served as a senior member on the Middle East Desk of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan-Bush administration, personalÃâÃÂ ...
January 8, 2018
That, at least, is the consensus of a half dozen of Washington's top Iran policy experts I canvassed over the past few days. ... leading Iran expert who worked on the State Department policy planning staff in the final two years of the Bush administration and for ExxonMobil during Tillerson's tenure as its CEO.
January 5, 2018
... including the corruption and mismanagement Iranians are protesting today, and those outside Tehran's control, such as the uncertainty created by Trump's Iran policy. But in its cost–benefit calculations, Iran sees the security benefits of its ties to various non-state actors as exceeding their economic costs.
Foreign Policy (blog)
December 8, 2017
“I have known Andrew for years,” said Elliot Abrams, a prominent Republican foreign policy hawk and former senior official in the George W. Bush administration. “I view him as one of the group of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who bring to government jobs both invaluable real-world experience, andÃâÃÂ ...
October 25, 2017
With these two moves, the Trump administration has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Iran policy it inherited from former President Barack Obama. At the same time, the administration has betrayed its inability (or unwillingness) to dramatically alter the United States' overall strategy toward Iran.
October 13, 2017
The Treasury Department authorized the sanctions against the IRGC using a 9/11-era executive order that George W. Bush's administration used to ... During his speech announcing his new Iran policy, in which he announced he was decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, Trump referred to the IRGC as “theÃâÃÂ ...
October 3, 2017
... to apply new pressure on the Iranian regime, according to a strategy developed in an Iran policy review led by national security adviser H.R. McMaster. ... to see how the pieces all fit together,” said Eric Edelman, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy in the George W. Bush administration.
Foreign Policy (blog)
August 28, 2017
A source involved in the Iran policy discussions at the White House confirmed that Bolton was in and out of the Oval Office for at least several weeks. At one point, he was ... a former ambassador to the United Nations and unabashed neoconservative who served in George W. Bush's administration. “But let itÃâÃÂ ...
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