Tag Archives: JCPOA

On US-Russia Relations and Iran

May 16, 2019 During his first visit to Moscow on 6-8 July 2009 President Obama tried to “reset” relations. Unfortunately for the international community this failed to materialize. The Arab Spring led to a new set of confrontations. Snowden affair … Continue reading

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The Last Exit

May 9, 2019 That Turkey has a strategic location is an axiom of our foreign policy. Although this is generally presented as an asset, it has always been a double-edged sword since we border on conflict areas, prominently among them … Continue reading

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Turkey-US Relations and Iran Sanctions

April 25, 2019 President Hassan Rouhani had called the JCPOA a “golden page” in his country’s history, opening a new chapter in Iran’s engagement with the world. It was hoped that the deal would end decades of hostile relations between … Continue reading

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The Hanoi Summit

March 2, 2019 The three paragraphs below were among the conclusions I had drawn from the first Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore on June 12, 2018 (*): The Singapore summit marks the relaunching, under more favorable circumstances and with a … Continue reading

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The War on Terror

February 12, 2019 Reaction to President Trump’s sudden announcement of troop pullout from Syria and the talks between Washington and the Taliban have reignited the debate on the war on terror. On February 3, the New York Times editorial titled … Continue reading

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The Imperative to Contain Middle East Conflicts

December 8, 2018 With rising but controlled tension over the Kerch Strait incident, a cancelled Trump-Putin meeting, uncertainty regarding U.S.-North Korea dialogue, the war in Yemen, continuing turmoil in the broad Middle East, U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, the prospect … Continue reading

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Iran Sanctions and Turkey’s Brunson Headache

August 10, 2018 The JCPOA was finalized by Iran and the P5+1 on July 14, 2015. Six days later the UN Security Council voted unanimously to endorse the agreement and “terminate” all prior UN sanctions subject to re-imposition through a … Continue reading

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