Category - Middle East

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Trump’s Policies Emboldened Iran and Weakened Allies: Biden’s Challenge

Trump’s Policies Emboldened Iran and Weakened Allies: Biden’s Challenge Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (10 November 2020) — After nearly four years of President Donald Trump’s bellicose policies towards Iran, the Middle East is more at risk of breaking out into widespread armed conflict than when he took office. Trump abandoned diplomacy and collaboration with European allies and other partners, while pushing unsustainable policies tied to the interests of Saudi Arabia and Israel. Trump...

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War drums in Washington, echoes of the past

War drums in Washington, echoes of the past Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (27 June 2019) — The louder the war drums in Washington the more I think of what has been and what could be. The grainy video presented to prove Iran’s culpability in the attack on the oil tankers in the Gulf of Hormuz purportedly shows the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) removing unexploded mines from the hull of one of the tankers. The video alone is not conclusive evidence to support the claim of Iran’s...