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The Dirty Secret About the Iran Deal

A deal, as morally dubious as this one is, is a national security necessity.

Policy

What President Obama Thinks on Iraq, Iran and Israel

Obama speaks about the state of U.S. policy in the Middle East in a wide ranging interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.

Policy

A Skeptic's Guide to the Iran Deal

Democrat Adam Schiff explains what worries him about the framework nuclear agreement with Tehran—and about his Republican colleagues.

Policy

Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War

The hawkish junior senator discusses the 'moderate' turn in his national security thinking, and why he thinks bombing Iran should be a viable option for the U.S.

Policy

Netanyahu's Secret Weapon

While the Israeli prime minister tries to kill President Obama's Iran deal, there's something more useful he could do to help his country.

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Obama’s Next Iran Challenge Is Even Thornier than Nukes

Obama will now have to do the thing he has been reluctant to do so far: confront Iran in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

Policy

The Fine Line Netanyahu Must Walk Into His Fourth Term as Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu earned his fourth term as Israel's prime minister in part by doing whatever it takes to keep his job, including renouncing his own positions.

Policy

Undoing Netanyahu's Damage to US-Israel Relations

The former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, argues that it will crucial for Jerusalem's next government to get right with Washington.

Policy

Republicans May Have Undermined Their Own Cause Against Iran

The letter from 47 Republicans to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei could provide an excuse to blame the U.S. if nuclear negotiations fail.

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Will Netanyahu's Washington Moment Ruin a Breakthrough on Iran?

The politics of Netanyahu's speech to Congress this week masks another issue: Obama's responsibility to avoid making a bad nuclear deal with Tehran.

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The Damage Netanyahu Is Doing to the US-Israel Relationship

The Israeli prime minister seems willing set relations with Washington on fire in order to save his political career.

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Netanyahu Tried To Invite Arab Diplomats To His Speech - and Failed

Meanwhile, the prime minister's national security advisor reportedly advised against the delivery of the speech.

Policy

Israeli Ambassador: Netanyahu Never Meant To Disrespect Obama

Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer answers questions about House Speaker John Boehner and Iran.

Policy

The Netanyahu Disaster

The manner, execution and overall tone-deafness of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent ploy suggest that he doesn’t understand how to manage Israel’s relationships in Washington. By Jeffrey Goldberg

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Europe Under Siege

The view from Brussels, where the Charlie Hebdo massacre has quickly come to represent an attack on the entire region's security and freedom. By Jeffrey Goldberg

Policy

Why US Policy Toward Cuba Was 'Self-Defeating'

After 50 years of trying one thing, and seeing that thing fail, and fail again, it was about time that the United States try something else. By Jeffrey Goldberg

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The Many Iranian Obstacles in the Way of a Strong Nuclear Deal

The military option isn't much of an option. But diplomacy could inadvertently pave the way to a nuclear Iran. By Jeffrey Goldberg

Policy

How Has President Obama's National Security Council Performed?

A new book from a foreign policy expert grades the administration on everything from its response to the crises in the Middle East, to its policymaking process. By Jeffrey Goldberg

Policy

Even Israel's Best Friends Understand That It's Disconnecting From Reality

An editorial in the leading American Jewish newspaper should be read by Prime Minister Netanyahu as a serious warning. By Jeffrey Goldberg

Policy

The US-Israel Relationship Has Hit a New Low

The gloves are off on both sides, and profound changes could be coming in the relationship between Washington and Jerusalem. By Jeffrey Goldberg