Category: Geopolitical Perspectives

Dan Shapiro quoted in The Times of Israel article, “Iran Shaves Weeks Off Breakout Time, But Isn’t Tearing Up Nuclear Pact Yet”

“‘It doesn’t significantly affect the breakout timeline, but Fordo has always been one of the most sensitive aspects of the nuclear program because of its hardened, underground nature and the difficulty of destroying it,’ said Dan Shapiro, a former US ambassador to Israel and current fellow at Tel Aviv University’s …

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Dennis Ross writes in The Hill: “Trump’s Aversion to Alliances Is Making the World A More Dangerous Place”

“Donald Trump does not like alliances. Inevitably, they require obligation and commitments and don’t fit his idea of narrow transactions that serve our interests temporarily. Like Sen. William Borah (R-Idaho) and the ‘belligerent isolationists’ of the 1920s and 1930s, President Trump sees no need for allies and does not want …

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Dan Shapiro quoted in The Washington Post article, “Israelis See Trump’s Syria Pullout as A Betrayal That Could Help Unravel the Region”

“’He ran his campaign as a man in another league who had mastered the delicate diplomacy of this moment,’ said Dan Shapiro, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. ‘This definitely weakens the argument.’ “Israel would have objected to …

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