The U.S. Rewards Mahmoud Abbas for His Snubs

April 9 2021

One might expect that an unpopular leader facing an upcoming election and narrowing diplomatic horizons would bend over backwards to stay in the good graces of an American president who has already remitted $90 million in aid money and promised to be more favorable than his predecessor. But such laws of political gravity don’t seem to apply to the Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas, as Ruthie Blum explains:

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More about: Antony Blinken, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, U.S. Foreign policy

The Current Negotiations Won’t Stop Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons

While the Biden White House is committed to restoring the 2015 agreement to restrain the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Tehran’s behavior since the deal was concluded should be sufficient to demonstrate that it had no intention of keeping to its terms, argues Elliott Abrams:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy