Category: Economy & Trade

Meghan O’Sullivan quoted in The New York Times article, “Trump’s Challenge: Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted?”

“Americans may wonder, too, whether it is worth it, noted Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Mr. Bush’s Iraq coordinator and the author of ‘Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power.’ “‘Many Americans think U.S. interests in protecting Middle Eastern oil supplies have dramatically declined,’ she said …

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Dennis Ross writes with Dana Stroul in The Washington Post: “The Flaw in Trump’s Maximum Pressure Campaign Toward Iran”

“The Trump administration says its maximum-pressure campaign on Iran is working. If only that were true. “The administration has consistently made the argument that economic sanctions would deprive the Iranian regime of money and that less money would mean less bad behavior and more concessions at the negotiating table. “Bargaining …

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Danny Russel quoted in The Straits Times article, “Trump’s China Strategy Counterproductive, Says Former Top US Diplomat for Asia Pacific”

“‘For retaliation to be smart it needs to be applied in a targeted and judicious manner for the purpose not of inflicting pain but to change behaviour,’ [Daniel Russel] said. ‘And you can’t claim that Trump’s retaliatory measures – the tariffs, the threats, the listing of companies like Huawei – …

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