TRENDS RESEARCH & ADVISORY

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10:18 am
Sign up for Newsletter

image

image
“Dismantling sanctions emboldens Iran, Trump can forge a new policy”

“Dismantling sanctions emboldens Iran, Trump can forge a new policy”

April 12, 2017 10:18 am

President of TRENDS, Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli, Opinion Contributor to The Hill writes:

U.S. President Donald Trump, with the apparent support of the Republican Senate, appears poised to unveil new targeted sanctions on Iran in the coming days. While the details of the sanctions are unclear, the administration’s acknowledgment and willingness to act strongly against Iran is a turning point for the Middle East.

Indeed, Trump’s administration has a grand opportunity to take a nuanced and holistic approach to Iran, strategically addressing Iran’s regional behavior, while remaining committed to the promises America has made under the terms of the nuclear deal.

The latest round of sanctions would continue a trend of tough talk against Iran that has characterized the Trump administration’s first two months, and represent a marked departure from the softer, more conciliatory efforts of the previous administration. These sanctions, if enacted, would be the second set of new U.S. sanctions on Iran since Trump assumed office, and the first action against Iran since the departure of Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, who had been viewed by many as driving the administration’s hawkish rhetoric after he swiftly put Iran “on notice” in reaction to an Iranian missile test in February.

 

To read the full article, follow this link http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/328284-dismantling-sanctions-emboldens-iran-trump-can-forge-a-new

 

Tags:



  • Will Iraq Relapse Into a New Insurgency?
    Feature Blog

    Will Iraq Relapse Into a New Insurgency?

    Daesh’s cruel regime in its attempt to establish itself as a caliphate burnt very hotly and thankfully, its geographic domain has almost all but burnt out.  As Sara Zieger has pointed out in a recent TRENDS Insight, now is the time to develop solid plans for what to do...


  • Russia and OPEC: Will the Relation Last?
    Asia & the Pacific

    Russia and OPEC: Will the Relation Last?

    On August 28, 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported about the readiness of Russia and Saudi Arabia to push for the extension of the OPEC+ agreement beyond March 2018. This treaty involves both the OPEC and non-OPEC members who, in 2016, agreed to decrease their oil production in order...


  • Muddling Through: The World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings Confront a Leaderless World
    Asia & the Pacific

    Muddling Through: The World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings Confront a Leaderless World

    Representatives from almost 190 countries have met in Washington DC for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. These events, the pinnacle of the IMF/World Bank calendar, bring the world’s finance ministers and central bank governors together with representatives of business, civil society...


  • Concealing Cybercrimes: The Art of Anti-Forensics
    Asia & the Pacific

    Concealing Cybercrimes: The Art of Anti-Forensics

    Two years ago at a Security Summit in New York City attended by Chief Information Security Officers, Ginni Rometty, the IBM Corporation’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, delivered a stark warning about the threat from cybercrime stating: “We believe that data is the phenomenon of our time. It...