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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.

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

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...

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 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.

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.

Attack Iran, With Words

Prague

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,...

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

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...

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...

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...

27th December 2010 - The Weekly Standard

The Logic of Our Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Even before the recent inconclusive nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva, President Barack Obama undoubtedly agreed with France’s national security adviser, Jean-David Levitte, when he described Tehran’s approach to nuclear negotiations with the West as a “farce” and the dictatorship of...

4th February 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

Eye to Eye on Iran

Clifford D. May

Washington's partisan divide is as wide as it's ever been. Democrats and Republicans bitterly disagree on fundamental points of principle and policy. So it should not go unremarked: Last week, the Senate passed — unanimously — a bill that would impose serious sanctions on Iran. A similar...

6th April 2010 - Fox News

Obama’s Scary New Plan for Nukes

Today President Obama reversed 60 years of U.S. nuclear policy and pledged we would not retaliate with nuclear weapons were we -- or our treaty allies --- attacked with conventional, biological or chemical weapons by nations in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. He hopes...

1st December 2009 - Arms Control Association

Using Stronger Sanctions to Increase Negotiating Leverage With Iran

Orde Kittrie

Six 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...

15th April 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Obama Doctrine

Clifford D. May

In recent days, the Obama administration has fired a salvo of national security initiatives: a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), a new National Security Strategy (NSS), and this week's Nuclear Security Summit attended by more than 40 heads...

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.

1st October 2009 - Scripps Howard News Service

Can Sanctions “Cripple” Iran?

Clifford D. May, James Woolsey

In 1981, Israeli leaders sent bombers to destroy Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactor at Osirak. Rafael Eitan, then Israel's Army Chief of Staff, is said to have explained the motivation succinctly: "The alternative is our destruction."

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