The Arrest of Naama Issachar Is a Lesson in Russian Malfeasance and Israeli Naïveté

Oct. 23 2019

Six months ago, an Israeli backpacker named Naama Issachar—en route home from India— was arrested during a layover in Moscow for possession of a small amount of marijuana. Last week, a Russian court sentenced her to seven-and-a-half years in prison despite pleas from the Israeli president and prime minister. Ruthie Blum comments:

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More about: Drugs, Israeli society, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Iran Was Violating the Nuclear Deal Even before the U.S. Pulled Out

March 5 2021

In a formal report on Monday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), made clear—without saying it outright—that the Islamic Republic had deliberately misled the agency about its ongoing nuclear activities. Richard Goldberg explains what this means with regard to the White House’s hopes of reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the 2015 agreement with Tehran is formally known:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Nuclear proliferation, U.S. Foreign policy