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 Iran policy of the George W. Bush administration

"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. Having said that, all options are on the table."
George W. Bush, Feb. 22, 2005
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Trita Parsi was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden. He earned a Master's Degree in International Relations at Uppsala University, a second Master's Degree in Economics at Stockholm School of Economics and a PhD in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He has served as ...
Members of the George W. Bush administration talked of choking off Tehran's finances to the point that there would be runs on Iranian banks and the rial, thereby destabilizing the regime. They described Iran's ... President Trump, for his part, has yet to articulate a coherent vision on Iran policy. In Syria, ...

Ambassador Adam Ereli, formerly U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain and Deputy State Department spokesperson during the Bush administration perhaps summed-up the pro-Bolton view best in a column for ... Obama's Iran policy encouraged the regime to export its terrorism and meddling in the region. There ...
As journalist Gareth Porter recently noted, from 2002 to 2004, while he was the Bush administration's key policymaker on Iran, Bolton -- by flouting State ... Since Trump's election, Bolton has directly influenced Trump's Iran policy as well as Trump's recent decision to unilaterally scrap the Iran nuclear ... John Bolton
Those who anxiously follow the evolution of the Trump administration's Iran policy are looking to its decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) this May. ... The George W. Bush administration shifted U.S. policy in the Middle East in the direction of more robust, military approaches. War
Bolton's sometimes abrasive style got him into trouble in the Bush administration. ... Mark Dubowitz, chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank, who advises the White House on Iran policy, said Bolton would support abrogating the Iran nuclear deal if Britain, France ...

Though there was never any real doubt, more than a decade later, the Israeli government has finally acknowledged that the country was responsible for destroying a secret Syrian nuclear reactor and declassified a number of details, along with video and images, about the intelligence process and ...
Because of the complexity of their ties, Iran's policy toward Iraq is driven by a hierarchy of goals, from the most desirable to what Tehran probably regards as ..... The American military wanted to adopt this course of action in 2007-2008, but the George W. Bush administration chose not to for fear of starting a ... Soccer Social Media
A 2013 Iran Policy Committee study found Tehran pays more attention to this dissident movement than all other opposition groups combined. Credible ... Raymond Tanter served as a senior member on the Middle East Desk of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan-Bush administration, personal ... Soccer Social Media
That, at least, is the consensus of a half dozen of Washington's top Iran policy experts I canvassed over the past few days. ... leading Iran expert who worked on the State Department policy planning staff in the final two years of the Bush administration and for ExxonMobil during Tillerson's tenure as its CEO. Soccer Social Media
... including the corruption and mismanagement Iranians are protesting today, and those outside Tehran's control, such as the uncertainty created by Trump's Iran policy. But in its cost–benefit calculations, Iran sees the security benefits of its ties to various non-state actors as exceeding their economic costs. Soccer Social Media
“I have known Andrew for years,” said Elliot Abrams, a prominent Republican foreign policy hawk and former senior official in the George W. Bush administration. “I view him as one of the group of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who bring to government jobs both invaluable real-world experience, and ... Soccer Social Media
With these two moves, the Trump administration has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Iran policy it inherited from former President Barack Obama. At the same time, the administration has betrayed its inability (or unwillingness) to dramatically alter the United States' overall strategy toward Iran. Soccer Social Media
The Treasury Department authorized the sanctions against the IRGC using a 9/11-era executive order that George W. Bush's administration used to ... During his speech announcing his new Iran policy, in which he announced he was decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, Trump referred to the IRGC as “the ... Soccer Social Media
... to apply new pressure on the Iranian regime, according to a strategy developed in an Iran policy review led by national security adviser H.R. McMaster. ... to see how the pieces all fit together,” said Eric Edelman, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy in the George W. Bush administration. Soccer Social Media
A source involved in the Iran policy discussions at the White House confirmed that Bolton was in and out of the Oval Office for at least several weeks. At one point, he was ... a former ambassador to the United Nations and unabashed neoconservative who served in George W. Bush's administration. “But let it ... Soccer Social Media

Robert Scheer, Trita Parsi on the 'Unholy Alliance' Between Israel and Saudi Arabia Drives U.S. Iran Policy ..... Instead of just containing Iraq and Iran, the new conservatism, the Bush administration believed that it would be much better to just replace these governments with much more pliant governments ... Soccer Social Media
... during the George W. Bush administration, would signal some progress in finding nominees for a State Department lacking appointments in key positions. ... Iran policy, for instance, is largely run out of the Trump White House, while State Department diplomats Brett McGurk and Michael Ratney largely ... Soccer Social Media
That, at least, is the consensus of a half dozen of Washington's top Iran policy experts I canvassed over the past few days. ... leading Iran expert who worked on the State Department policy planning staff in the final two years of the Bush administration and for ExxonMobil during Tillerson's tenure as its CEO. Soccer Social Media
... including the corruption and mismanagement Iranians are protesting today, and those outside Tehran's control, such as the uncertainty created by Trump's Iran policy. But in its cost–benefit calculations, Iran sees the security benefits of its ties to various non-state actors as exceeding their economic costs. Soccer Social Media
Long ago I wrote explaining how Congress is taking the lead on Iran policy. ... And despite the fact that the 2003 war against Iraq was a strategic mistake by the Bush administration and playing into the hands of Iran, at that time Hezbollah provided training for Iraqi militias to attack and kill US and coalition ... Soccer Social Media
President Donald Trump addresses the nation about his Iran policy on Oct. 13, 2017. (Screenshot from Whitehouse.gov). We find this uncomfortably familiar territory. Ten years ago former President George W. Bush was contemplating a war with Iran when, in November of 2007, intelligence analysts issued ... Soccer Social Media
INU - Human rights need to be incorporated into the United States' National Security Strategy and the Iran Policy Review, argues Prof Raymond Tanter. ... Raymond Tanter served as a senior member on the Middle East Desk of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan-Bush administration, Personal ... Soccer Social Media
Human rights need to be incorporated into the National Security Strategy and the Iran Policy Review. .... Middle East Desk of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan-Bush administration, personal representative of the secretary of Defense to international security and arms control talks in Europe, ... Soccer Social Media
The Bush administration's first National Security Strategy made only fleeting references to Iran — deploying its “rogue regimes” and WMD preemption dogma. Its 2006 version took a more comprehensive view — focusing of course on the nuclear issue but also on “block[ing] the threats posed by the regime ... Soccer Social Media
That is exactly what the Bush administration did in late 2002 when generals persisted in questioning whether it was wise to invade Iraq. ... With respect to Iran policy, Tom [Donilon] worked directly with CENTCOM's leadership, in particular General Mattis and General Allen, to put together our force posture in ... Soccer Social Media
“I have known Andrew for years,” said Elliot Abrams, a prominent Republican foreign policy hawk and former senior official in the George W. Bush administration. “I view him as one of the group of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who bring to government jobs both invaluable real-world experience, and ... Soccer Social Media
After the US troop presence in Saudi Arabia became the focus of mounting dissent, not least by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda prior to 9/11, the George W. Bush administration relocated the forward headquarters of Central Command from Prince Sultan Airbase in Saudi Arabia to Al-Udaid in Qatar in 2003 ... Soccer Social Media
With these two moves, the Trump administration has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Iran policy it inherited from former President Barack Obama. At the same time, the administration has betrayed its inability (or unwillingness) to dramatically alter the United States' overall strategy toward Iran. Soccer Social Media
The Treasury Department authorized the sanctions against the IRGC using a 9/11-era executive order that George W. Bush's administration used to ... During his speech announcing his new Iran policy, in which he announced he was decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, Trump referred to the IRGC as “the ... Soccer Social Media
... to apply new pressure on the Iranian regime, according to a strategy developed in an Iran policy review led by national security adviser H.R. McMaster. ... to see how the pieces all fit together,” said Eric Edelman, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy in the George W. Bush administration. Soccer Social Media
This was always a limitation of the Bush administration's Iran policy. More broadly, even though it took six years and I was long gone from the Iran desk, my initial instincts that a deal with Iran was possible were vindicated. And my experience was hardly unique. At the National Security Council, the senior ... Soccer Social Media
A source involved in the Iran policy discussions at the White House confirmed that Bolton was in and out of the Oval Office for at least several weeks. At one point, he was ... a former ambassador to the United Nations and unabashed neoconservative who served in George W. Bush's administration. “But let it ... Soccer Social Media
The Iran policy was rational. ... John Bolton who's this foreign policy, far, far right militarist foreign policy guy who was even being talked about as being a UN rep for the Trump administration and was an undersecretary in the Bush administration, who wants to invade Iran and wanted to have a war in Syria. Soccer Social Media
The last one—CNAS—is more indicative of Smith Richardson's broader strategy, in that it doesn't only give to hardline neoconservative outfits like, say, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (which has received no less than $500,000 since 2014 and says it helped write Trump's new Iran policy). Soccer Social Media
One reason for Mattis' new stance: As the Pentagon's civilian leader, he must balance a much larger menu of global challenges than when he led the U.S. military's Central Command between 2010 and 2013, according to current and former administration officials with experience on Iran policy who know ... Soccer Social Media
Newstead, now a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, was a key architect of the Bush administration's controversial Patriot Act, which gave government agencies sweeping surveillance and detention powers in the name of counterterrorism. Young, a solid conservative who votes with other ... Soccer Social Media
US President Donald Trump speaks on Iran policy from the Diplomatic ... The Bush administration ignored these conventions when they wanted ... Soccer Social Media
The anonymous author writes that the initial Iran policy was to deport ... region, which Bush administration officials eventually acknowledged. Soccer Social Media
... its backing for the George W. Bush administration's Annapolis peace push. ... It vigorously opposed Obama's Iran policy, but encouraged his ... Soccer Social Media
In 2003 they succeeded in persuading the Bush administration to invade Iraq, unleashing a lethal collapse of central authority there. Israel and ... Soccer Social Media
... its backing for the George W. Bush administration's Annapolis peace push. ... It vigorously opposed Obama's Iran policy, but encouraged his ... Soccer Social Media
Bush's Iran policy is rife with contradictions and idiocies. ... to the neocon chicken-hawks in the Bush administration who love treating the world ... Soccer Social Media
Congress will of course speak out on Iran policy, including the policy ..... 2008, then U.S. president George W. Bush's administration made more ... Soccer Social Media
With these two moves, the Trump administration has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Iran policy it inherited from former President Barack Obama. At the same time, the administration has betrayed its inability (or unwillingness) to dramatically alter the United States' overall strategy toward Iran. Soccer Social Media
President Donald Trump's new Iran policy clearly represents a ... East is very different today than during the George W. Bush administration, ... Soccer Social Media
President Donald Trump's new Iran policy clearly represents a dangerous ... of state and a key policymaker on Iran in the Bush administration. Soccer Social Media
President Donald Trump makes a statement on Iran policy at the White .... more boldly than the second Bush administration ever dared attempt. Soccer Social Media
... that George W. Bush's administration used to block financing to terrorist ... During his speech announcing his new Iran policy, in which he ... Soccer Social Media


 

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