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Analysis & Commentary - Richard Goldberg

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17th April 2018 – Quoted by F. Mahmoudi - Al Arabiya

ANALYSIS: Will the Iranian regime reach its 40th birthday?

Richard Goldberg

Around the beginning of the Iranian new year, changes in the White House political pyramid started creating severe concerns within the regime ruling Iran. more...

13th April 2018 – Quoted by Matthew Castillo - Nottingham Observer

Trump hosting emir of Qatar despite saying nation funds terror

Richard Goldberg

Led by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's regional rivals launched a diplomatic and trade blockade against Doha a year ago, and Trump initially appeared to take Riyadh's side. more...

12th April 2018 – Quoted by Democracy Digest

Iran’s economic crisis a consequence of political malaise: creates options for shift in regime?

Richard Goldberg, Saeed Ghasseminejad

All this week panicked Iranians have gathered in throngs outside banks and other financial businesses hoping to buy dollars, as the government seeks to head off a collapse in the rial, the national currency, the New York Times reports. more...

11th April 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: With Weak Rial, Sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank Could Pressure Tehran to Reform

Richard Goldberg, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Re-imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, which were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, while the rial has recently lost nearly half of its value, could “inflict serious damage on Tehran’s economy,” two sanctions experts wrote Wednesday in The Hill. more...

11th April 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: With Weak Rial, Sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank Could Pressure Tehran to Reform

Richard Goldberg, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Re-imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, which were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, while the rial has recently lost nearly half of its value, could “inflict serious damage on Tehran’s economy,” two sanctions experts wrote Wednesday in The Hill. more...

9th April 2018 – The Washington Free Beacon

Trump Admin Pressured to Scold Qatar In Upcoming Oval Office Powwow

Richard Goldberg

Trump administration allies and national security insiders have been voicing concerns about an upcoming meeting between President Trump and the Emir of Qatar, a chief terror financier in the region that has been clouded in controversy following disclosures it funded a spy operation on U.S. citizens and hacked the email of an administration ally, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. more...

22nd March 2018 – Quoted by Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee - Associated Press

Will a revised Iran deal prove to be good enough for Trump?

Richard Goldberg

Trump administration negotiators have a tough sales job as they pressure European allies to accept new restrictions to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal: Even if the Europeans agree, President Donald Trump may blow up the deal anyway. more...

21st March 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Germany Selling Iran Chemical Weapons Tech, Boosting Anti-Israel Efforts as U.S. Dems Block Trump Am

Richard Goldberg

U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed by a congressional block on President Donald Trump's pick to be the next ambassador to Germany, a holdup that comes as Berlin pursues a host of anti-Israel measures and is growing closer to Iran, according to multiple administration insiders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. more...

20th March 2018 – Quoted by Jewish Insider

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: March 20, 2018

Mark Dubowitz, Richard Goldberg

"What happens the day after Trump pulls out of the Iran deal" by Josh Rogin. more...

20th March 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

UN Official Gives Speech to U.S. Group That Advocates Destruction of Israel

Richard Goldberg

A top United Nations official is facing criticism following a recent speech before a well known anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state, denies Israel's right to exist, and has promoted anti-Semitic materials. more...

20th March 2018 – Quoted by Josh Rogin - The Washington Post

What happens the day after Trump pulls out of the Iran deal

Mark Dubowitz, Richard Goldberg

While the public debate rages over President Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the Iran deal, actors both inside and outside the U.S. government are planning for what happens the day after the United States exits — a scenario that looks increasingly likely. more...

15th March 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Sanctions Experts: Fixing the Nuclear Deal with Iran Could Help U.S. in North Korea Talks

Mark Dubowitz, Richard Goldberg

If President Donald Trump follows through on his intent to either fix the weaknesses in the nuclear deal or withdraw from the accord, it would mean that “Mr. Trump will be better positioned to make it clear to Pyongyang that he means business,” two sanctions experts wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal. more...

8th March 2018 – Quoted by Joe Crowe - Agence France Presse

Report: Officials Concerned About Iran Nukes, ‘Second Holocaust’

Richard Goldberg

U.S. officials have been easing off on demands from President Donald Trump about the Iran nuclear deal while Iran ramps up its ballistic missile program, multiple sources with knowledge of the talks told The Washington Free Beacon. more...

13th February 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Expert: In Wake of Drone Incursion into Israel, U.S. Must Target Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Richard Goldberg

In the wake of the incursion of an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace Saturday that led to an Israeli military response against targets in Syria, the United States must “military deterrent toward Iranian expansionism” by targeting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) positions in Syria, an expert on Iran wrote in an op-ed published Monday in the New York Post. more...

9th February 2018 – Quoted by Gardiner Harris - The New York Times

In Charm Offensive, Qatar Pushes for a Comeback in Washington

Richard Goldberg

With a mix of lobbying, potential investment and pledged support for the United States military, Qatar’s charm offensive with the Trump administration appears to have paid off. more...

31st January 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: To Fix Nuke Deal, U.S., EU Must Impose “Tough Sanctions” on Iran’s Missile Program

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Richard Goldberg

In an effort to fix the weaknesses in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a new working group tasked with forming a joint United States-European Union position on Iran’s ballistic missile program “must produce nothing less than a commitment to reimpose tough sanctions on Iran” if it continues to develop ballistic missiles, two experts on Iran wrote Tuesday in Foreign Policy. more...

26th January 2018 – Quoted by David Gerstman - The Tower

What are the Palestinians’ Responsibilities for Peace?

Jonathan Schanzer, Richard Goldberg

Following President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold America’s contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), The New York Times reported that a number of aid organizations wrote a letter pleading for the administration to restore the funding. more...

19th January 2018 – The Daily TIP

The Daily TIP: Lebanese Military Court Sentences Journalist to Prison, Underlining Army’s Ties to He

Richard Goldberg

A leading legislative architect of previous sanctions against Iran has described proposed Congressional legislation as the "gold standard" in fixing weaknesses in the nuclear deal with Iran that President Donald Trump demanded last week, Axios reported on Thursday. more...

18th January 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

State Department Hiding ‘Game Changer’ Report on Myth of Palestinian Refugees

Richard Goldberg

The State Department is hiding a classified report on Palestinian refugees that insiders say could be a game changer in how the United States approaches the situation and allocates millions in taxpayer funds to a key United Nations agency, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation. more...

18th January 2018 – Quoted by Matt Vespa - Townhall

What’s The State Department Hiding In Their Classified Report On Palestinian Refugees

Richard Goldberg

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established in 1949 to provide assistance to Palestinians displaced during the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israeli wars. Its mandate is to provide assistance to over 5 million refugees. more...