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Analysis & Commentary - Clifford D. May

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1st April 2018 – Quoted by Mark Habeeb - The Arab Weekly

Will Trump’s new foreign policy team mean the end of the nuclear agreement with Tehran?

Mark Dubowitz, Clifford D. May

Speculation is rife in Washington that the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 powers and Iran will collapse after May 12, the date US President Donald Trump must either extend the waiver on US sanctions against the Tehran regime or allow them to go back into effect. The latter option almost certainly would mean the end of the agreement. more...

22nd March 2018 – Quoted by Fox Business

Trump appears closer to terminating Iran deal: ex-Saudi envoy

Clifford D. May

A former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to be moving closer to terminating the Iran nuclear deal, which comes up for renewal next month. more...

16th February 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Overtures to Hezbollah Suggest Internal Trump Admin Battle

Clifford D. May

A top Trump administration official this week said the United States see a role for the Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah in political discussions about the future of Lebanon, a decision that is raising concerns about internal divisions inside the Trump administration, according to recent statements and sources close to the administration who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. more...

15th February 2018 – Quoted by John Dale Dunn - American Thinker

Dezinformatsiya: Russian Interference Is Real

Clifford D. May

In a recent AT essay, I wrote of the warnings of Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former high-level Romanian intelligence officer who defected to the U.S. in 1978. more...

29th November 2017 – Quoted by Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review

Khatallah’s Acquittals on Benghazi Murders Show, Again, Need for New System

Clifford D. May, Thomas Joscelyn

There was never going to be justice for the American war dead of the Benghazi attack. The jihadist strike on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities was too bound up in the politics of the 2012 presidential election. Moreover, the prosecution of the lone defendant charged in the attack was a product of the progressive ideological insistence that acts of war can seamlessly be downgraded into mere penal offenses, adjudicated with all the due-process strictures that implies. more...

11th November 2017 – Quoted by Iran Focus

Why Did Obama Hide Documents That Link Iran With Terror Group?

Clifford D. May

A large number of documents that were seized during the raid on Abbottabad in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden were recently made public. The documents which included photos and computer files show that there are undeniable links between Iran and the terrorist al-Qaeda group. more...

11th November 2017 – Quoted by Al Arabiya English

Why Obama put Bin Laden’s documents linking Iran, Qatar under lock and key

Clifford D. May

Clifford May, president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said that days after the release of Osama bin Laden's documents out of his residence in Abbottabad in Pakistan, it became obvious why US President Barack Obama didn’t publish those documents which links Al-Qaida with Iran and Qatar. more...

27th October 2017 – Quoted by Shiri Moshe - The Algemeiner

Head of Jewish Human Rights Group Nominated to Top Civil Rights Post at US Education Department

Clifford D. May

The head of a prominent Jewish human rights group has been chosen for the top civil rights post at the US Department of Education, the White House announced on Thursday. more...

4th October 2017 – Quoted by Curt Mills - Newsweek

Is America on a Collision Course with Hezbollah?

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Jonathan Schanzer, Clifford D. May

The Paraguayan ambassador, German Rojas Irigoyen, looked visibly distressed following the Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies’ event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. more...

30th September 2017 – Quoted by Paul Driessen - Townhall

Funding The Arts – or Hurricane Recovery

Clifford D. May

A couple of friends recently said it was terrible that some in Congress and the White House could even consider reducing National Endowment for the Arts funding. It’s a critical program, they feel, essential for the very survival of many community and even big-time theaters, orchestras and other arts programs. The thought of cutting this funding shows a low regard for this important component of civilized society. more...

25th September 2017 – Quoted by Debra J. Saunders - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Kim’s atrocities far outweigh Trump’s speech transgressions

Clifford D. May

President Donald Trump amped up the energy at the United Nations last week. In his maiden speech before the General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump called North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” and he threatened “to totally destroy” the hermit kingdom. more...

19th September 2017 – Quoted by Matt Kwong - CBC News

Slaps’ and ‘hugs’: Trump’s 1st UN speech to bring ‘America First’ outlook to a world body he insulte

Clifford D. May

North Korean diplomats have a front-row seat as U.S. President Donald Trump gives his first UN speech on Tuesday, addressing a world body he once belittled as "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." more...

19th September 2017 – Quoted by Leandra Bernstein - WJLA

From fiery rhetoric to burden sharing, Washington reacts to Trump’s first UN speech

Clifford D. May

The world was watching on Tuesday morning as the "America first" president, Donald Trump, delivered his first speech to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

September 11 and Seeing the Writing on the Wall

Clifford D. May

Reflecting on this dark anniversary in American history, Clifford May thinks back to a conversation he had in early September 2001 with the late Congressman Jack Kemp and the late diplomat and political scientist Jeane Kirkpatrick. more...

10th September 2017 – Quoted by Paul Ratner - Big Think

Why Mutually Assured Destruction Can No Longer Keep the World from Annihilation

Clifford D. May

At the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) kept the two sides from taking the conflict nuclear. The idea behind MAD is that if both sides were to fight a full-scale war with nuclear weapons, there would be no winners and both would be mutually annihilated. more...

24th August 2017 – Quoted by Republican American

Awaiting proof from Pakistan

Clifford D. May

There are many reasons Afghanistan has been the setting for the longest war in U.S. history, despite lacking the war-making capabilities of a Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan – nations that failed to endure for as many as four years under an American-led onslaught during the 1940s. more...

15th August 2017 – Quoted by Sean Durns - The Algemeiner

Can the Washington Post Google Anti-Jewish Incitement?

Clifford D. May

A July 27, 2017, Washington Post report minimized both Palestinian anti-Jewish violence, as well as the Jewish people’s connection to their ancestral homeland of Israel. more...

14th August 2017 – Quoted by Lorraine Caballero - Christian Daily

Hungary could save Iranian Christian actress facing deportation from Sweden

Clifford D. May

An Iranian Christian celebrity who is at the risk of deportation from Sweden to Iran could be saved from prison, abuse, and possibly death, by the Hungarian government, which has announced that it is ready to offer refugee status to her. more...

13th August 2017 – Quoted by The Washington Times

Statue not an immigrant beacon

Clifford D. May

In “Not everyone can join the American nation” (Web, Aug. 8) Clifford May argues that CNN’s Jim Acosta was wrong to say that Emma Lazarus’ poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, set a U.S. policy of admitting immigrants considered the “wretched refuse” of foreign lands. Mr. May argues on prudential grounds, but there is a historical argument, too. more...

11th August 2017 – Quoted by Associated France Presse

US religion monitor welcomes release of Iranian Christian

Clifford D. May

Maryam Naghash Zargaran, a Christian convert from Islam, was jailed ‘simply due to her Christian faith,’ says US government watchdog more...