With a new administration and Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the White House on February 15, and continuing aggression by the Iranian regime - including more ballistic missile tests - JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy and United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) will co-host a lunch briefing with key policymakers and Iran experts to discuss the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal and U.S.-Iran relations at this uncertain time.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is stepping up its harassment of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf. In the past few weeks, U.S. ships had to swerve and fire warning shots on separate occasions to avoid colliding with oncoming Iranian ships. The U.S. Navy recorded 31 such instances of "unsafe and/or unprofessional interactions" by Iran in the first half of this year, compared to 23 in all of 2015. The increase corresponds to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program in January, but this is not just a game of chicken to test U.S. resolve in the wake of the deal.
JINSA Gemunder Center Iran Task Force Chair Amb. Eric Edelman Senate Banking Committee Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance on September 21, 2016. The hearing was held to examine the terrorism financing risks of America's $1.7 billion cash payments to Iran.
JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force released it's latest report - The Iran Nuclear Deal After One Year: Assessment and Options for the Next President - in an event co-hosted by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) on July 12 featuring Chairman Ed Royce, Representative Juan Vargas, and a panel with Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Aaron David Miller, and Ray Takeyh.