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12/03/2018 - 9:47pm

National Security Advisor John Bolton stated recently about Iran, "it's our intention to squeeze them very hard." But to what end? The Trump administration has been admirably tough on Iran but vague about its objectives and has insufficiently acted upon its rhetoric. It needs a clear, concise, consistent and consequential Iran policy: "prevention and rollback."

11/27/2018 - 9:18pm

Gemunder Center Iran Task Force co-chair Ambassador Eric Edelman testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on November 27, 2018 to present the findings and recommendations of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy.

11/21/2018 - 4:30pm

Recently satellite imagery revealed what Russia is calling a "radical change" in its Syria policy: delivering the S-300 to bolster Bashar al-Assad's air defenses against Israel. This will not make Israel's ongoing air campaign against Iran in Syria any easier. However, this should not obscure the biggest consequence of the transfer, which will be to embolden Tehran and raise the risk of major conflict between Israel and Iran.

11/03/2018 - 9:29pm

Hezbollah has threatened Israel's northern border for decades. Today, however, the nature of this threat has become dire, and the risks of escalation real, as Iran continues supplying Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon with game-changing weapons to devastate the Israeli homeland.

10/23/2018 - 8:55pm

The Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award, the 2018 Grateful Nation Award, and the National Leadership Award were presented on October 10, 2018 at the The Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.

10/22/2018 - 9:00pm

On Thursday, October 11 JINSA leadership spent a full day learning about the critical national security issues that affect the U.S. and our allies. Expert panels and speakers included Amb. Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States; Amb. Elliot Abrams, Senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations' and many others.

10/16/2018 - 8:18pm

On October 10, 2018 at The Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC JINSA Honored Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with the Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award. Secretary Pomepeo then took questions from JINSA President and CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky. The same evening JINSA honored six you warriors for their service in the War on Terrorism.

10/09/2018 - 8:19pm

The PA's pay-for-slay program is why the U.S. Congress passed the Taylor Force Act this year, and part of why the Trump administration closed the PLO office in Washington and cut aid to organizations, including UNRWA and programs administered by USAID, that support the Authority. Since money is fungible, every dollar of western aid is one more dollar the PA can spend rewarding terrorists and their families.

09/26/2018 - 8:39pm

With the bloody battle for northwestern Syria underway, the media is focused again on chemical weapons. However important, the larger moral and strategic issue is the murderous Bashar Assad regime's drive to reconquer all of Syria, backed by Russia and Iran. This will mean an expansion of Iranian influence and increased risk of a significant Israeli-Iranian war and regional destabilization.

09/19/2018 - 8:44pm

Last month the Trump administration took the first concrete step in a new, potentially forceful approach to Iran by renewing sanctions and effectively departing the nuclear deal. Yet Tehran has responded with its usual defiance, including recently deepening its presence in Syria, threatening the Strait of Hormuz and reportedly putting missiles in Iraq. To truly be effective, the administration's initial moves must become part of a broader strategy that utilizes all elements of American and allied power to compel real changes in Iran's malign behaviors.

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