Negotiations with Iran Could Easily Lead to a Worse Deal Than Was Secured in 2015

April 8 2021

This week, American and Iranian diplomats have stationed themselves in separate Viennese hotels, and European mediators have begun carrying messages between the two delegations—with the aim of finding a way to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Biden administration has promised that it will seek to secure an improved version of that deal, which Tehran violated and from which Washington then withdrew. But the White House has already stated its willingness to remove sanctions, and likely seeks to reach an agreement before the Islamic Republic’s elections in June. Noah Rothman comments:

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

How Israel Can Readjust Its Diplomacy for a Changing Europe

In recent years, Jerusalem has developed good relations with a group of Central European countries that have proved far more sympathetic than those of the West, and whose governments have sometimes stopped the European Union from issuing anti-Israel statements. But Europe, both East and West, is now in a state of political flux, and this approach may soon be obsolete. Emmanuel Navon proposes a new direction for Jewish state that capitalizes on its economic ties with Western Europe. Take, for instance, post-Angela Merkel Germany:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, Europe and Israel, European Union, Germany, Israel diplomacy