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Obama’s Iran Policy Is Lost at Sea

26th March 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

Obama’s Iran Policy Is Lost at Sea

Claudia Rosett

American negotiators and their cohorts are trying to close a deal that would let Iran keep its nuclear program, subject to intricate conditions of monitoring and enforcement. Yet how is a deal like that supposed to be verified? The Obama administration can’t even keep up with the Iran-linked oil tankers on the U.S. blacklist. more...

Analysis & Commentary

31st March 2015 – Quoted by Hugh Tomlinson, David Taylor - The Times

Obama ‘giving too much away’ to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The US has made fundamental mistakes in nuclear negotiations with Iran that have wrecked the chances for a good deal, an expert on Tehran’s ambitions has claimed. more...

30th March 2015 – The National Interest

Doomsday: Stopping a Middle East Nuclear Arms Race

David Andrew Weinberg

Imagine the imposition of financial sanctions on the central bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—the only Arab member of the G20 group of major economies. To this, add biting multinational trade sanctions to stop the the majority of Saudi Arabia’s oil production from being sold on international markets. If these measures seem preposterous, it is because they are. Yet American counter-proliferation policy in the Middle East may be premised on implementing this bizarre, nightmarish scenario. more...

30th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Iranian Reactions to Operation Decisive Storm

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who for roughly six-months have been ascendant and on the offensive, were met with airstrikes from a coalition of 10 countries on Wednesday evening. Designed to “defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen,” the airstrikes prominently feature Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) planes, with 100 of them reportedly from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). more...

30th March 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Lausanne Dispatch: Secret Facilities in NK, Syria a Possible New Issue in Iran Nuke Talks

Ali Alfoneh, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Claudia Rosett

Iran has dispersed elements of its nuclear program to North Korea, introducing redundancy into its nuclear infrastructure that will undermine the usefulness of any deal, according to recently published articles by a range of journalists and policy analysts. more...

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