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Analysis & Commentary - Reuel Marc Gerecht

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19th February 2016 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

An Iran test for the administration

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iran certainly learned from the experience in conducting ballistic missile tests: The United States will do nothing to enforce existing restrictions on Iran, so Tehran is free to push the envelope. more...

24th January 2016 – Quoted by Julian Hattem - The Hill

Mystery swirls around American spy who went missing in Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It’s been nine years since Robert Levinson went missing in Iran, and nobody seems to know where he is — or even if he’s still alive. more...

10th December 2015 – Quoted by Ben Zimmer - The Wall Street Journal

Beltway Gab Gives Us a New ‘Surge’

Reuel Marc Gerecht

In his address to the nation last Sunday on the threats posed by terrorism, President Barack Obama said, “Since the attacks in Paris, we’ve surged intelligence-sharing with our European allies.” more...

7th December 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Iran Declares Assad Must Stay Amid Mounting Evidence That He Is Working with ISIS

Tony Badran, Reuel Marc Gerecht

An advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the removal of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was a “red line” that Iran would not cross, Reuters reported on Sunday. more...

13th October 2015 – Quoted by Raymond Tanter - Foreign Policy

How to Negotiate with a Bully

Reuel Marc Gerecht

On Oct. 7, RT reported that four Russian missile ships in the Caspian Sea attacked 11 targets inside Syria with 26 cruise missiles. “According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The missile barrage — and, one might argue, the whole Russian adventure in Syria — illustrates Russian bullying. When a former University of Chicago professor encounters a former KGB agent, one plays a “win-win” game where both stand to benefit while the other plays, “I win, you lose.” more...

13th August 2015 – Associated Press

US Officials Say They Can Tell If Iran Is Cheating On Deal

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Despite a track record of misjudgments about weapons of mass destruction, U.S. intelligence officials say they are confident they can verify Iran's compliance with the recently completed nuclear deal. more...

31st July 2015 – Quoted by George F. Will - The New York Post

The Arrogance - and Futility - of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. more...

30th July 2015 – Quoted by George Will - National Review Online

With the Iran Deal, Obama’s Contempt for Congress Is on Full Display

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement attempts to thwart proliferation of technology seven decades old. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Emerging Nuke Deal Makes War With Iran More Likely

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht, respectively the executive director and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, argued that the emerging deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran makes an armed conflict over Iran’s nuclear program more likely in an op-ed that appeared Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by George Jonas - National Post

In the Face of Evil, Find No Comfort in Pacifism

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

What excuses, or at least mitigates, U.S. President Barack Obama and his negotiating team’s inability to get to first base in trying to convince the current rulers of Iran to give up the idea of developing nuclear weapons, is the near-certainty that no one could. more...

26th June 2015 – Quoted by Dexter Filkins - The New Yorker

Why Aren’t We Asking Iran for More?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Last January, on a visit to Beirut, Lebanon, Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, laid a wreath of white flowers on the tomb of Imad Mughniyeh. more...

9th June 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Islamic State Militants Eye Mecca, Medina

Reuel Marc Gerecht

From the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, the terror group known as the Islamic State is preparing yet another front in its quest to reestablish an Islamic caliphate, this time hoping to wrest Saudi Arabia from a royal family that has long maintained its grip on power. more...

14th May 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Looming Over US-Gulf Allies Talks: A Choice of ‘Poison Pills’

Reuel Marc Gerecht

ore than two weeks before Saudi Arabia sent two of its princes to meet with President Barack Obama at Thursday's Camp David summit, the kingdom announced the arrests of 93 people, all suspected of belonging to the terror group known as the Islamic State. more...

5th May 2015 – Quoted by Terry Atlas and Ladane Nasseri - Bloomberg

Is Iran Nuclear Deal a Victory for Rouhani?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Even if an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme is reached, it would leave one big question unanswered. Would a deal help strengthen the country’s moderates, or would it enrich and embolden the forces that remain intent on exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution? more...

20th April 2015 – Quoted by Terry Atlas - Bloomberg

Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Moderates Want May Entrench Hard-Liners

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Even if an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program is reached, it would leave one big question unanswered. more...

17th April 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

James Baker Is Wrong: The Iran Deal Can’t Be Fixed

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Each day brings more evidence that the Iran framework is a farce. more...

2nd April 2015 – Quoted by Peter Baker - The New York Times

A Foreign Policy Gamble by Obama at a Moment of Truth

Reuel Marc Gerecht

On the day he took office, President Obama reached out to America’s enemies, offering in his first inaugural address to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” More than six years later, he has arrived at a moment of truth in testing that proposition with one of the nation’s most intransigent adversaries. more...

31st March 2015 – Mentioned by Joel Himelfarb - Newsmax

Reports: Iran Concealing Nuclear Materials in North Korea, Syria Read Latest Breaking News from New

Reuel Marc Gerecht

As suspicions grow that Iran may be hiding nuclear material in North Korea, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dismissed the possibility and suggested that it was a strange concept, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. more...

31st March 2015 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - Washington Free Beacon

Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Emanuele Ottolenghi

A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm at the extent of nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang. more...

30th March 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

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

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Emanuele Ottolenghi

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...