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Axis of Evil: Islamic Republic of Iran and Communist North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:30am 3/23/2016 at 11:30am
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Communist North Korea is heavily involved in training and arming the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist allies in the Middle East. According to recent revelations by former US intelligence officer Dr. Bruce Bechtol, North Korea has a more extensive military partnership with Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and even Hamas —...

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Iran to Build Statue of Captured U.S. Sailors

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00am 3/20/2016 at 7:00am
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It seems that Iran is having trouble getting the Obama administration to understand just how little it respects or fears Obama’s America.

They do keep trying, though.  They bully and cajole the Obama admin while dangling empty promises and outright lies before them, and they repeatedly declare that...

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Ralph Peters: Putin Now Realizes Iran a Serious Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/16/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a rather surprising move, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he would begin withdrawing troops from Syria the very next day.  Those of us watching the Middle East carefully were not only surprised by the move but also intensely curious about possible motivations and what the move will ultimately...

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Gulf Arab States declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00am 3/3/2016 at 10:00am
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Amid renewed tensions between Iran and the Sunni Arab States, the six member Gulf Cooperation Council has declared Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

Since 1980s, Iran has been exercising control over Lebanon through its proxy Hezbollah, a Shia Islamist military outfit. Tehran-funded Hezbollah does not only controls Lebanon but also carries out terrorist operations on behalf of its...

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9th Circuit Affirms Iran’s Terror Victims Can Seize Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/29/2016 at 4:00pm
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment allowing victims of Iranian terror to attach a judgment owed to Iran.  This is separate from the Bank Markazi case argued before the Supreme Court last month.

In this case –  Ministry Of Defense And Support For The Armed forces Of The...

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The Foreign Policy Conversation Democrats Would Rather Not Have

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:30am 2/22/2016 at 8:30am
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If you receive Morning Insurrection, you would have seen Prof. Miriam Elman’s recommendation to read Jonah Goldberg’s piece on the importance of foreign policy in the upcoming election. (If you don’t currently read Morning Insurrection see the signup box in the upper right-hand corner of Legal Insurrection.)

Goldberg wrote:

We can debate how...

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Israel’s Legitimacy is not dependent on a Palestinian State, or The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/16/2016 at 4:00pm
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We hear from critics of Israel that Israel needs a two-state solution to be  legitimate.

Without a Palestinian state, the argument goes, Israel will rule over millions of resentful Palestinians to whom it will have to deny their basic rights in order to maintain its Jewish nature. Or if Israel enfranchises...

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The Costs of Outsourcing America’s Foreign Policy to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/10/2016 at 2:00pm
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While President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have assured us that the nuclear deal with Iran has delayed war, Tony Badran in a devastating critique of the administration’s foreign policy last week wrote, “Middle Easterners are not so lucky: They get to fight their wars with Iran...

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The Russia Reset Has Failed, Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00am 2/10/2016 at 10:00am
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The U.S. move to boost NATO forces in Eastern Europe is another black mark on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy.  The decision to strengthen NATO’s bulwark against further Russian adventurism is sound in itself, but it further exposes the 2009 Russia Reset as a naive, amateurish blunder.  The cost...

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EU and Germany: Milking the Iran Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 2/2/2016 at 12:00pm
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According to the head of Iran’s state-run oil company NPC, two leading German companies are set to invest a total of €12 billion in Tehran’s petroleum and gas sector. The latest agreement could make Germany the first big foreign investor in Iranian oil sector, after the nuclear deal was signed seven...

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Here’s who Iran is getting back in prisoner swap

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:30pm 1/16/2016 at 1:30pm
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International financial sanctions against Iran are being lifted today as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The influx of tens of billions of funds are expected first to go to support Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, including helping Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Gaza.

Not coincidentally,...

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Supreme Court Argument: Iran’s Terror Victims Seek To Collect

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:30am 1/15/2016 at 8:30am
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On Wednesday the Iranian Central Bank argued before the United States Supreme Court that Iranian-owned assets in U.S.-based accounts cannot be used to satisfy judgments against Iran. 

The narrow legal question in Bank Markazi v. Peterson is whether and to what extent Congress can dictate the outcome of a pending suit...

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Obama’s Passivity in Face of Aggression Puts Iran in Driver’s Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/14/2016 at 1:00pm
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With the news that Iran has seized two American boats and detained 10 American sailors in the Persian Gulf just ahead of the State of the Union earlier this week, I’d like to go back to something that President Barack Obama said a little more than a year ago. Even though the...

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U.S. interference in transparency law dispute disrespects Israeli democracy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/13/2016 at 1:00pm
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The US State Department is criticizing Israel’s proposed “Transparency Law,” suggesting that Israelis should not know when foreign governments are influencing their domestic politics.

If enacted, the current version of the Transparency Law would deem an Israeli Non-Governmental Organization (“NGO”) a foreign agent if it receives more than 50% of its budget...

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Welcome back, Carter – Now comes humiliation phase of Navy boat seizure by Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:30am 1/13/2016 at 11:30am
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Every confrontation with Iran has a phase which is much more important to the Iranians than the physical outcome.

It’s the humiliation phase, in which the Iranians get to exploit photos and video showing their opponents as weak and the Iranians as strong.

We saw it throughout the U.S. Embassy hostage drama in...

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Iran Seizes Two U.S. Navy Vessels, Detains 10 U.S. Sailors

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 4:40pm 1/12/2016 at 4:40pm
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Tuesday, the U.S. experienced yet another provocation from Iran who seized two U.S. Navy boats carrying ten U.S. sailors. Iran promised to return everyone and everything shortly. So, yay?

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How The Washington Post contributed to mythology of Obama greatness

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/7/2016 at 2:30pm
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At a time when tensions in the Middle East are rising, it is perhaps a time to once again review President Barack Obama’s qualifications for office. To be sure his qualifications were fabricated, or at least oversold.

This wasn’t just the doing of the Obama campaign. Campaigns are supposed to do present their candidates...

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