Dissecting the Iran Deal Decision
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Dissecting the Iran Deal Decision

Barack Obama and other commentators critique the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement.

President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal produced plenty of analysis and opinions. Some worth reading (with our apologies for those that require subscriptions):

  • Former President Barack Obama takes to Facebook with a calm, measured argument for why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was and is a good deal and why U.S. withdrawal is a mistake.
  • Au contraire, argues David Horovitz, editor of our online partner The Times of Israel, who explains why the deal was a disastrously missed opportunity.
  • Borzou Daragahi writes for The Atlantic that Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies got what they wanted but maybe not what they’re prepared for.
  • The invaluable Michael Koplow of the Israel Policy Forum produces a good Twitter thread on what to expect from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Cartoon by Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com

    The Forward’s disdainful Peter Beinart segregates the West of Trump’s United States and Netanyahu’s Israel — one that scorns international law and democracy — from the virtuous, diplomatic West of Europe.

  • JTA’s Ron Kampeas wonders what Trump’s Plan B is.
  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) writes for JTA that although he opposed the deal in 2015, he sees withdrawal as a mistake.

You can get more analysis, and maybe ask a question, when Middle East expert Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy presents a free online briefing organized by the Jewish Federations of North America at 2 p.m. Thursday. Register here.

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