Matthew RJ Brodsky
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The Fox, the Hen House, and Verifying Iran's Compliance

August 25, 2015  •  The Huffington Post

"Unprecedented" does not mean "effective" and this inspections regime is neither. For years the Obama administration said that any nuclear pact sealed with Iran would grant IAEA inspectors access to the Parchin military (and alleged nuclear) base. Such access is required as a prerequisite to establishing a workable verifications regime. The secret side deal obtained by the Associated Press was reached between the IAEA and Iran and it shows that Iran will be able to take its own samples from Parchin. Contrary to White House assurances, it means that the verifications regime will be be based on trust.

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Of Canards and Straw Men
The Case for the Iran Deal

July 22, 2015  •  American Thinker

John Kerry and Earnest Moniz took to the Sunday morning news shows unleashing a flock of canards, representing one falsehood after another. It came a few days after President Obama turned to his straw man arguments to sell his Iran deal. As the President said, "the facts are the facts" but he isn't entitled to make up his own. The critics of this historic deal are asking important questions and have proposed real alternatives. These ideas need to be seriously considered and deserve more than partisan attacks by the Obama administration.

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The Lexus and the Lemon
Inside the Deal with Iran

July 21, 2015  •  The Huffington Post

The White House role-out of the nuclear deal with Iran has the feeling of a car dealer trying to pull a fast one over on his customer. You know the make, model, year, and color of the car you ordered and it's not the brown, rusted, bucket of bolts he's trying to give you when you show up. First, he tries telling you that it is, in fact, precisely the car you ordered. As you shake your head, he switches gears and tries to tell you how good the car is anyway when you can clearly see it's not roadworthy. Frustrated, you demand to receive the vehicle he promised you. Who wouldn't?

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Leveraging Sanctions with Iran

April 28, 2015  •  The Jerusalem Post

There is no reason to believe that Iran will come clean regarding its nuclear program if Washington surrenders its remaining leverage. Nor is it reasonable to hang one's hat on the belief that Iran will moderate its behavior if both its diplomatic and financial isolation is ended. Like any clause contemplated in a deal with Iran, removing sanctions should be behavior-based, not an automatic reward for reversible promises. Washington should seek to keep oil-based sanctions in place for as long as possible and only dole out such relief in exchange for Iran's verifiable compliance.

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The Palestinian ICC Drama Show
Palestinian membership in the ICC is bad for Israel, the United States, and those who profess to want a Palestinian state.

April 23, 2015  •  The National Interest

With the "State of Palestine" officially becoming a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on April 1, the murky peace process with Israel just became cloudier. While the move clearly appears damaging to Israel, it is also bad for the United States, the ICC, and those who profess to want a Palestinian state.

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