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Analysis & Commentary - Reuel Marc Gerecht

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22nd January 2018 – Quoted by Blake Franko - The National Interest

Where are U.S.-Iran Relations Headed?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

President Donald Trump indicated in mid-January that he’s extending sanctions relief to Iran for “the last time” and demanded extensive changes to the nuclear deal within the next four months. Will the deal be null and void by May? Or is there a path forward for America, Europe and an Iran that has been convulsed by protests? more...

10th January 2018 – Quoted by Aaron Stein - War on the Rocks

Speaking Loudly and Carrying a Little Stick: The Myopic U.S. Debate about Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Following a political miscalculation on both sides of its political spectrum, Iran in the first days of the year experienced a large wave of protests in more than 80 cities. The street demonstrations have begun to wane in recent days, although widespread reports of anti-regime slogans and continued economic challenges have prompted questions about whether the drop-off in public protests is a pyrrhic victory for the regime. more...

16th December 2017 – Quoted by Matthew Contenetti - National Review

Decision time on Iran

Tony Badran, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Very soon, President Trump will have to decide whether America should remain a bystander to Iranian expansionism or take steps to confront this menace to international security and sponsor of global terrorism. more...

15th December 2017 – Quoted by Matthew Continetti - The Washington Free Beacon

Decision Time on Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Tony Badran

Very soon, President Trump will have to decide whether America should remain a bystander to Iranian expansionism or take steps to confront this menace to international security and sponsor of global terrorism. more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

CIA’s Pompeo: tough-talking ex-soldier has earned Trump’s trust

Reuel Marc Gerecht

President Donald Trump's reported plan to make CIA chief Mike Pompeo his top diplomat would bring another tough-talking military veteran into his cabinet, but hand over a troubled State Department to someone with untested diplomatic skills. more...

24th October 2017 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

If Trump wants to contain Iran, then he should start containing Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

One of the stated reasons for President Trump’s decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was to signal a new, more intensive effort to address Iran’s non-nuclear behavior. The argument is deeply flawed for two important reasons. more...

16th October 2017 – Quoted by Peter Buxbaum - Global Trade Magazine

Trump’s Trade Conundrum With Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

From an international trade perspective, one issue looms largest in the face of President Donald Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear deal last week. more...

16th October 2017 – Quoted by the National Security Desk - The Patriot Post

Trump Threads the Needle on Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

He's decertifying the deal but not exiting it, and there are good reasons for this nuanced approach. more...

9th October 2017 – Quoted by The Editors - The Weekly Standard

He’s Right About Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Presidential candidate Donald Trump disparaged the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran in characteristically superlative terms: “My number-one priority,” he said to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in March 2016, “is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran. more...

19th September 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

CIA’s ‘Dark Angel’ Takes Over as Trump Toughens Line on Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The hardening attitude towards Iran was underlined by the June appointment of Michael D’Andrea, a senior CIA veteran lauded for masterminding covert operations targeting jihadist groups and Iran over the years, points out Ed Blanche. more...

23rd May 2017 – Quoted by Madeline Patrick - Normangee Star

Modi congratulates Rouhani on re-election as Iran President

Reuel Marc Gerecht

State television congratulated Rouhani on his victory. The latest election tallies released by the Interior Ministry showed Rouhani with a commanding lead of 59 per cent, with 38.9 million votes counted. more...

23rd May 2017 – Quoted by Madeline Patrick - Normangee Star

Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

Reuel Marc Gerecht

State TV offered its congratulations in a brief statement Saturday, based on vote tallies. more...

20th May 2017 – Quoted by Yeganeh Torbati and Jonathan Landay - Reuters

U.S. calls on Iran to halt support for ‘destabilizing forces’

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is unlikely to change the skepticism with which he is viewed by the Trump administration as the public face of a government opposed to U.S. interests and allies in the Middle East, former U.S. officials and analysts said. more...

20th March 2017 – Quoted by Hassan Dai - The Hill

On Iran, President Trump is sending mixed signals

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Two months into the Trump presidency, uncertainty and confusion about U.S. foreign policy in general, and its policy in the Middle East in particular, continue to puzzle experts and decision makers around the globe. Regarding Iran, the administration has been sending mixed signals, making it difficult to understand its intended policy. more...

24th January 2017 – Quoted by Eric R. Mandel - The Jerusalem Post

New Challenges from Israel’s East and North

Reuel Marc Gerecht

With the emergence of Iranian hegemony from Afghanistan to Beirut, Israel’s security and intelligence establishment is watching not only threats from Gaza and Lebanon, but also other areas of potential instability, including locations that have been quiet for years; the Golan Heights and Jordan. more...

9th January 2017 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

The Myth of Rafsanjani

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, a so-called Iranian moderate and pragmatist, died Sunday at 82. more...

10th June 2016 – Quoted by Howard LaFranchi - The Christian Science Monitor

Clinton and Trump: Foreign-policy odd couple with their parties?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee and party outsider Donald Trump may be having a hard time overcoming widespread suspicions about him among the GOP establishment. more...

19th May 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Iran Admits to Enhancing Uranium Enrichment Process, Raising Breakout Concerns

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iran has been “enhancing” its nuclear program and bolstering its uranium enrichment capability, Iran’s atomic energy chief told a group of the country’s ambassadors and envoys in Tehran on Saturday. more...

16th May 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Tehran Nuclear Chief: Iran “Enhancing” Its Nuclear Program, Uranium Enrichment Process

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitz

Iran has been “enhancing” its nuclear program and bolstering its uranium enrichment capability, Iran’s atomic energy chief told a group of the country’s ambassadors and envoys in Tehran on Saturday. more...

7th March 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Iranian Elections Reinforced Hold of Hardliners

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Iranian elections did not result in the victory of moderates or reformists, several analysts have recently argued. more...