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9th July 2018 – Fortune Magazine

This Irish Bill Could Create Huge Problems for U.S. Companies Like Apple

Orde Kittrie

A bill expected to pass Ireland’s Senate on Wednesday would criminalize trade in products and services produced in Israeli settlements. If enacted, it could force U.S. firms with Irish divisions or subsidiaries to make a costly choice between violating either Irish law or U.S. law. more...

9th July 2018 – Tablet Magazine

Iran’s Two-Front Strategy

Tony Badran

Iran’s Two-Front Strategy

Israel is about to face two active fronts on its borders: One in Gaza, and the other in the Golan Heights. As factions in Gaza fired rockets at Israel, an offensive of the alliance backing the Assad regime was underway in southern Syria, which is likely to reach the Golan soon. more...

5th July 2018 – Real Clear World

The Rial’s Fall Shakes Tehran

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Rial’s Fall Shakes Tehran

A small number of merchants in Tehran on June 24 protested against the rapid depreciation of the rial, the Iranian currency. One day later, that small protest turned into the largest demonstration in Tehran since the Green Revolution of 2009, which brought hundreds of thousands into the streets. more...

21st June 2018 – FDD Background Resource Guide

Risks of Doing Business with Iran

Toby Dershowitz

Conducting business in the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to entail profound risk. Nearly one year after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) temporarily suspended mandatory countermeasures on Iran for its illicit conduct, Tehran has not fundamentally altered the behavior that led the standard-setting body to penalize it in the first place. more...

8th July 2018 – Fox News

US negotiators with North Korea must heed the lessons of Obama’s failed deal with Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

US negotiators with North Korea must heed the lessons of Obama’s failed deal with Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded two days of denuclearization talks in North Korea Saturday with Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol amid questions about whether the North is serious about abandoning its nuclear weapons or is simply seeking relief from crippling international economic sanctions and other concessions from the U.S. more...

11th July 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Should Re-impose Sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

U.S. Should Re-impose Sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting

President Trump this week must decide whether the State Department will continue waiving congressional sanctions against the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the primary propaganda organ of the clerical regime. more...

6th July 2018 – The Hill

US must renew sanction enforcement on Syria’s Assad

David Adesnik

US must renew sanction enforcement on Syria’s Assad

Assad is reportedly bombing hospitals again. He understands there will be no American airstrikes if he resists the temptation to use chemical weapons. more...

5th July 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

Expose the Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Scam

Jonathan Schanzer, Richard Goldberg

Expose the Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Scam

If President Trump wants to promote peace in the Middle East, his first step should be to declassify a key State Department report that would end the myth of Palestinian “refugees.” more...

3rd July 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Syria’s World War

Clifford D. May, John Hannah, David Adesnik

Podcast: Syria’s World War

Syria has been at war for seven long years. More than a half million people have been killed. More than 11 million – close to half Syria’s pre-war population – have been displaced either internally or as refugees in other countries. more...

5th July 2018 – Iran Wire

The US Must Put Minister of Justice on Sanctions List

Tzvi Kahn

The US Must Put Minister of Justice on Sanctions List

In February 2018, as Iran’s clerical regime continued to suppress nationwide protests, Tehran’s minister of justice ascended the dais of the UN Human Rights Council and accused Western countries of hypocrisy. more...