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Biden nominees stress that US will not be rejoining Iran nuclear deal anytime soon
January 20, 2021
U.S. Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken said America should not lift terrorism sanctions on Tehran or unfreeze its assets in order for the Islamic Republic to come to the negotiating table. He also affirmed that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and that the U.S. embassy will stay put.
Clifford D. May
December 16, 2020
We can’t predict what Biden’s foreign-policy advisers will advise
Are they and will they be gurus, Svengalis or yes men?
Jonathan S. Tobin
December 15, 2020
A reshuffled Israeli political deck still means ‘no’ to two states
Despite the prospect of elections and party chaos, a broad consensus on the Palestinian issue appears to be holding in Israel. But will anyone in the next administration listen to it?
Endowment for Middle East Truth
Sarah N. Stern
December 11, 2020
How not to negotiate
We have to dispel the illusion in the foreign-policy establishment that a deal, any deal, is the penultimate objective of diplomacy.
November 27, 2020
The prospective return of global appeasement
In a knockdown fight between good and evil, liberal universalists split the difference and call that justice.
November 25, 2020
Antony Blinken’s track record
Will Biden’s pick for secretary of state learn from past errors, or is he meant to repeat them?
Tlaib accused of anti-Semitism over response to Biden’s secretary of state pick
November 24, 2020
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) says she is fine with Anthony Blinken as long as he doesn’t “suppress her First Amendment right” to criticize the Israeli prime minister’s “racist and inhumane policies.”
Biden’s foreign-policy appointments and what they might mean for Israel
November 23, 2020
While Middle East analysts say Biden is building a team of people in whom he trusts, can rely on and can work together as a team, a good deal of concern centers on whether U.S. foreign policy will look too much like it did during the Obama administration.
Jonathan S. Tobin
June 19, 2020
Return to the status quo on Iran nukes isn’t enough
Biden’s adviser says he will keep sanctions in place until Iran returns to the nuclear deal. But merely restoring an agreement that gave Tehran a path to a weapon won’t work.