Matthew RJ Brodsky
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A Year of Trump Shaking up U.S. Foreign Policy

January 21, 2018  •  ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Robin Biro, a veteran U.S. Army Ranger and current Political Director for the Fulton County (GA) Democratic Party to debate the effectiveness of Trump's foreign policy in the Middle East after a year in office on i24News "ClearCut" with Michelle Makori.

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Trump Administration Withholds $65 Million from UNRWA after Inflammatory Abbas Speeches

January 17, 2018  •  Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Nina Larsen on i24News "Perspectives" with Tracy Alexander to discuss the Trump administration's decision to slash American funding to the UN Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), the corrupt UN agency ostensibly charged with providing for Palestinian refugees but which also provides cover for the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza among other abuses of its mandate. Brodsky explains why cutting its funding is in both America's and Israel's interest.

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Trump Extends Waivers on Iran Nuclear Sanctions for Now - What Comes Next?

January 12, 2018  •  The Rundown with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben-David / i24News

What's in store for the nuclear deal with Iran now that President Trump has extended the waivers on nuclear sanctions again, effectively keeping the U.S. in agreement? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Dr. Emily Landau, Director of the Arms Control and Regional Security Program and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies on i24News "The Rundown" with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben-David to discuss the issue and what is fueling the Trump administration's decisionmaking over the nuclear arrangement.

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The Jerusalem Fiction
Pretending that Israel's capital is not in Jerusalem hasn't helped the peace process one bit.

December 12, 2017  •  National Review

President Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv does more than fulfill a campaign promise. It corrects a historic imbalance in U.S. policy and removes accumulated scar tissue that has restricted the flow of new perspectives after a quarter century of U.S.-mediated peace negotiations. It necessitates challenging old and worn assumptions on one of the issues at the heart of the conflict: the Jerusalem fiction.

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With Syria Strikes, Israel Attempts to Send a Message to Trump and Putin
Netanyahu has actual red lines and is working to enforce them.

December 5, 2017  •  The Weekly Standard

While the message Israel sent to Assad and Iran with its latest strikes inside Syria was unmistakable, Israel hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin will take note that its red lines on Iran are firm and will be enforced as he seeks to craft a postwar settlement. For President Trump, the message is a reminder that the defeat of ISIS doesn't mean the end of the Syrian problem and that substituting the Islamic Republic of Iran for the Islamic State is seen as an unacceptable solution in Jerusalem.

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