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May 10, 2018

Item 12 – May 2018

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RESETTING THE NORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEAL-MAKING… (…by threats of economic blunderbuss blasts and corrosive quick-lime invectives for emphasis) President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has reset the norms for international deal-making. Rather than applying conventional

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SOMETIMES…THROWING A MONKEY WRENCH (…doesn’t necessarily screw up the works…)  The recent uproar over freshman senator Cotton’s tough-worded letter to Iran’s Supreme Ayatollah (co-signed by forty eight other Republican senators) may not really be the act of throwing a monkey

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GROWING STORM CLOUDS (for a possible nuclear war…) Prime Minister Yetanyahu’s recent address to Congress on Israel’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, may be correct from his perspectives, but they ignore an even greater threat in the region…one which makes

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STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE (…facing the unintended consequences of misguided policy notions) There’s no sense trying to dodge it, but at this moment the US is stuck between a rock and a hard place…facing the unintended

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