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2nd March 2012 - International Herald Tribune

Only Crippling Sanctions Will Stop Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Imagine two men planning for years to escape from a high-security mental institution that is surrounded by 100 walls. On the night of their escape, they reach the 99th wall, and one asks the other, “Are you tired yet?”

6th May 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

Give Crippling Sanctions A Chance

Clifford D. May

There is no greater threat to national and international security than the possibility that Iran's current rulers – militant Islamists, terrorist masters and sworn enemies of both the Great Satan and the Little Satan – may acquire nuclear weapons.

1st May 2010 - Standpoint

UN Non-Resolutions

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Whatever happened to the crippling sanctions against Iran that the Obama administration swore would come after engagement and the EU said it would support?

31st July 2012 - Quoted by The Wall Street Journal

Iran Sanctions Test

Mark Dubowitz

Nearly everyone in Congress agrees that crippling sanctions ought to be imposed on Iran. Or at least they claim to agree. We're about to find out who means it.

15th May 2014 - Quoted by Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

Hillary Clinton Celebrates the Iran Sanctions That Her State Department Tried to Stop

Mark Dubowitz

Hillary Clinton is now claiming to be the architect of crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy. But during her tenure at Secretary of...

10th February 2010 - Foreign Policy

The Sanctions on Iran Are Working

Mark Dubowitz

After months of fruitless efforts to engage the regime in Tehran, and a raging Washington debate about "targeted" versus "broad-based" sanctions, or "smart sanctions" vs. "crippling sanctions," Barack Obama's administration has finally moved to punish

Attack Iran, With Words


FOR those who believe - as I do - that the clerics who rule Iran must never have an arsenal of nuclear weapons, the United States' course of action ought to be clear: The Bush administration should advocate direct, unconditional talks between Washington and Tehran. Strategically,...

Japan Emerges as Key Player on Iran

However, some Washington hardliners opposed to a nuclear deal with Iran are also aware of the Japanese role, and have expressed concern that any possible nuclear deal could derail international momentum for crippling sanctions on Iran. "I've heard that Japan has offered the Iranians to do...

Using Stronger Sanctions to Increase Negotiating Leverage With Iran

IranianThreatSix days after his inauguration, President Barack Obama declared that "if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us." Over the 10 months since then, the Obama administration has followed up on the January 26 declaration with numerous...

Revolution In The Air

"We talk to Iranian dissidents all the time, and what they are most worried about are ineffectual half-measures that call into question American commitment and only embolden, rather than undermine, the Iranian regime," Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Iran Energy Project said in...

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Iran at the UN and the need to enact crippling sanctions against the Iranian government.

11th May 2015 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

With Plane Delivery, Iran Sanctions Collapsing Already

Emanuele Ottolenghi

With a deadline to end nuclear negotiations less than two months away, the crippling sanctions against Iran are already beginning to collapse. The latest evidence came over the weekend when nine used commercial airliners arrived in Iran to bolster the fleet of Mahan Air.

31st July 2012 - Quoted by Donna Cassata, AP

House, Senate Negotiators Back New Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Congress is pressing ahead with a new package of crippling sanctions on Iran, expanding on financial penalties and targeting Tehran's energy and shipping sectors in the hope that economic pressure undercuts its suspected nuclear weapons program.

10th November 2016 - Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Could Trump trash the Iran deal? Yes, but it’s complicated

Mark Dubowitz

The reality is that Iran was brought to the bargaining table with the help of crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S, the U.N. Security Council and the European Union at the urging of the Obama administration and Congress. And Russia, China and the United States' allies in Europe have...

2nd October 2017 - Quoted by Richard Goldberg - Foreign Policy

If the U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, Allies Will Follow

Mark Dubowitz

In November 2011, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk — with help from then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — took the Obama White House by surprise, filing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that imposed crippling sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran. Days later, Kirk...

2nd June 2010 - The Heritage Foundation

Strengthening America

Clifford D. May

What can be done to advance American strength? The list is long and the mission is urgent. It starts with this: Strengthening America must become a priority.

8th June 2010 - Wall Street Journal

The German-Israeli Special Relationship

Benjamin Weinthal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration is widely considered to be Israel's most reliable and stalwart ally on the European continent. Israeli-German relations-as enshrined by their own so-called "special relationship"-should not adhere to fluctuating weather patterns.

22nd July 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

Imagine a Nuclear Iran

Clifford D. May

It’s been said that a diplomat is a gentleman paid to go abroad and lie for his country. Sometimes, however, diplomats slip up and tell the truth. In response to a question at the hopefully named Aspen Ideas Festival this month, Yousef al-Otaiba, the ambassador from the United Arab...

7th April 2017 - The Washington Post

How Trump can help cripple the Iranian regime

Reuel Marc Gerecht

A consensus has developed in Washington for some “push back” against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Democrats and Republicans would be well-advised to learn from the Cold War: Don’t compromise the battle on the ground for fear of compromising arms control. We should contain and roll...

17th September 2017 - The Atlantic

The Doomed Palestinian Reconciliation Plan

Grant Rumley

Of the demands Palestinians often make of their leaders, reconciliation between their two largest political factions perennially tops the list. Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank, and the Islamist terror group Hamas, which wrested control of the Gaza Strip...

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