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Pompeo’s Encouragingly Tough Words for Iran

25th May 2018 – National Review

Pompeo’s Encouragingly Tough Words for Iran

David Adesnik

‘We win and they lose” is how Ronald Reagan once summed up his policy toward the Soviet Union. At the time, almost all serious foreign-policy experts considered any talk of winning the Cold War to be delusional and possibly dangerous, but in hindsight, Reagan’s words come across as prophetic. more...

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25th May 2018 – National Review

Pompeo’s Encouragingly Tough Words for Iran

David Adesnik

‘We win and they lose” is how Ronald Reagan once summed up his policy toward the Soviet Union. At the time, almost all serious foreign-policy experts considered any talk of winning the Cold War to be delusional and possibly dangerous, but in hindsight, Reagan’s words come across as prophetic. more...

22nd May 2018 – USA Today

Mike Pompeo’s Iran speech reveals detailed plan that will require resolve to implement

Clifford D. May

Two weeks ago, President Trump terminated America’s participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal his predecessor cut with Iran’s rulers. Since then the administration’s critics — and more than a few of its friends — have been asking: What will replace the JCPOA? What’s the plan, man? more...

21st May 2018 – Co-authored by Ray Takeyh - Foreign Policy

The United States Finally Has an Aggressive Plan to Defang Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Ever since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month, the commentariat has been aghast at the lack of a new plan. Critics said that the administration was all instinct and no insight, and that coercion without purpose was its only strategy. more...

21st May 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

Iran, Get Ready for the Battle Rial

Mark Dubowitz, Richard Goldberg

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday presented the Islamic Republic of Iran with a stark choice: Either change or face “unprecedented financial pressure” in the form of “the strongest sanctions in history when we are complete.” The Trump administration has declared financial war on the Iranian regime. Given the seriousness of its currency emergency, it’s a good bet America will win. more...