When Obama announced the Iran nuclear deal, he explained the rationale for taking the diplomatic path. There were, he said, three options: negotiate as good a deal as we can get; pull out of the talks; or else take military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities, igniting another Middle East war. Turns out these boil down to only two options, really, since pulling out of talks, according to Obama, would also end up leading to military action. So, if the options are diplomacy versus going to war, you can see why Obama’s case has swayed some people. But that argument hinges on a tendentious framing of the possibilities.
Tune in Monday, March 30 for an all new episode of The Yaron Brook Show. Elan Journo will once again guest host. Topics will include: a wide-ranging conversation with Rituparna Basu about what Obamacare is doing to American health care five years after its passage, and where it is taking us in the years ahead; what’s causing the wars raging across the Middle East.
On the last episode of The Yaron Brook Show, ARI’s Elan Journo filled in for Yaron, who is traveling in South America. If you missed the episode, listen below to hear Elan’s take on the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East.
Tune in Monday, March 23 for an all new episode of The Yaron Brook Show. Elan Journo, ARI’s director of policy research and an expert in foreign policy, will guest host. Monday marks five years since Obamacare was signed into law. Elan will interview Rituparna Basu, ARI’s health care policy analyst, about the passage of Obamacare, its effects so far and where American health care is heading. Elan will also talk about the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East.
Yesterday, Elan Journo joined Yaron Brook as co-host of The Yaron Brook Show to talk about what America should do about the Middle East. Topics included: why radical Islamists hate the West; whether we should be friendly with Saudi Arabia; how American rules of engagement have damaged the morale of soldiers; who is to blame for innocents killed in war.
Tune in Monday, March 9 for an all new episode of Yaron Brook’s radio show. Elan Journo, ARI’s director of policy research and an expert in foreign policy, will join Yaron as co-host to talk about what America’s role in the Middle East should be. They’ll give their take on ISIS, Saudi Arabia, Israel and much more.
The first rule of contemporary diplomacy: if you say something is true, that makes it so. The second rule: never doubt the first rule. You can see these precepts operating in President Obama’s State of the Union speech: “Our diplomacy is at work with respect to Iran, where, for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.”
Monday, November 24, marks a deadline in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. A glance at where things stand tells you just how well Iran has gamed the process. The pattern: Iran has set the terms and pocketed concessions.