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No Longer Held Back By His Advisers, Trump Puts His Imprint On Foreign Policy

quoting Amy Zegartvia The New York Times
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The relative caution that constrained President Trump for much of his first year in office has been cast aside, and an emboldened commander in chief is finally reshaping foreign policy to reflect the “America First” philosophy he promised during his campaign.

Analysis and Commentary

Deal Or No Deal? America Wants A New Iran

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The rift between America and Iran is currently as unbridgeable as the Persian Gulf. Iran and the United States are in a full-fledged battle to exert more influence over the Middle East, control the flow and price of energy, and to effect Israel’s status and survival. With President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the next phase of this battle has just begun.

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The Trump Administration Reaps What The Obama Administration Sowed In The Iran Deal

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The particular manner in which President Obama crafted the Iran deal paved the way for President Trump to withdraw from it.  Obama made the deal on his own presidential authority, in the face of significant domestic opposition, without seeking or receiving approval from the Senate or the Congress.

Interviews

Abbas Milani: Stanford Scholars Weigh In On Withdrawal From The Iran Nuclear Deal

interview with Abbas Milanivia Stanford News
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses the consequences of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

In the News

Rouhani Says Iran Will Remain In Nuclear Deal Without US

quoting Abbas Milanivia Reuters
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump is not fit for his job, the speaker of Iran’s parliament said on Wednesday following his decision to back out of the international nuclear pact on Iran.

In the News

Former Obama Official Claims Iran Showed More 'Credibility' With International Law Than White House Did

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Independent Journal Review
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, however, that the country would be “just fine” if the president pulled out of the Iran deal. 

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Why Trump Was Right To Pull Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner weights in on President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal and what it means.

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The Imprudence Of Unilateral US Withdrawal From The Iran Nuclear Deal

by Abbas Milanivia The Bulletin
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The much-rumored and long-expected announcement by President Trump that he will order the United States to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal—officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA­—is arguably the worst policy option for addressing problems in what was the least-bad possible deal when it was signed. Contrary to what candidate and then-President Trump often repeated (with his penchant for hyperbole), it was not the worst deal in history.

New Talks by Hoover Fellows Recorded at the 2018 Spring Retreat

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Talks by Hoover Fellows Recorded at the 2018 Spring Retreat.

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Septuagenarian Men, Young Women, and the Social Media in Iran: Prospects of Democracy in a Despotic Iran

featuring Abbas Milanivia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Abbas Milani, Research Fellow, gives a talk titles "Septuagenarian Men, Young Women, and the Social Media in Iran: Prospects of Democracy in a Despotic Iran."

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