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Analysis & Commentary - Reuel Marc Gerecht

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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...

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...