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  • Three years on, the Iran nuclear deal is still Israel's best bet

    Netanyahu has tirelessly tried to spin the Iran nuclear deal as dangerous, but the prime minister's propaganda campaign has drowned out reasons why the agreement actually benefits Israel and the Middle East. By Shemuel Meir Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed to praise President Donald Trump on his "important and brave" decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran, just as he had done after every Trump initiative sought to end the Iran nuclear agreement. For both leaders, smashing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement, is a high priority. [tmwinpost] In his meeting with U.S. National Security…

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  • Working toward a nuclear weapons free Mideast

    Can temporary or sub-regional agreements lay the trust and groundwork necessary for building off the momentum of the Iran JCPOA? Can Israel be convinced? A Track 2 initiative tries to figure it out. By Shemuel Meir Earlier this month, I attended an international conference in Berlin which brought together diplomats, former military officers, academic researchers and think tank analysts from the Middle East and Europe. The conference took place within the framework of the "Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East" of the Peace Research Institute Franfkfurt (PRIF). [tmwinpost] The "orchestra" is composed of experts on the Middle East, from within and…

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