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Joel Sonkin lives in New York City and writes about US foreign policy in the Middle East. Follow him on Twitter @JoelSonkin

ARTICLES BY: Joel Sonkin


November 4, 2018 10:02 am
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What Will New Sanctions Mean for Iran?

With President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran’s vital oil exports being reimposed on November 5, tensions are likely to escalate between the United States and the...

September 13, 2018 9:56 am
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We Must Stop China in the Persian Gulf

In July, President Trump boasted about Iranian harassment of United States warships in the Persian Gulf having come to a halt. Although no major flare-ups between Iranian...

August 7, 2018 7:32 am
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China’s Dangerous Ambitions in the Middle East

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy, released in December 2017, identified China and Russia as America’s greatest global competitors. The document asserted that it is...

July 16, 2018 8:04 am
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Trump, Putin, Iran, and Syria

These are heady days for Vladimir Putin. With leaders from around the Middle East regularly bee-lining to Moscow for his counsel, there is no doubt...

June 26, 2018 8:57 am
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After Iran Deal Pull-Out, Iran Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine

The Trump administration’s nascent campaign to pressure Iran is underway. Economic sanctions have been reinstated and global companies are pulling out of the Islamic republic. Carmakers...

May 29, 2018 8:56 am
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The Tale of Kerry, Zarif, and Assad

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made headlines last week when he was caught on tape with a crowd in Tehran participating in a chant calling for the destruction...

May 3, 2018 2:57 pm
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Trump Has Let Down Israel and Saudi Arabia

After taking office in January 2017, President Trump made it a priority to reaffirm America’s commitment to its Middle East allies, most notably Israel and...

Israel

Israel, Major Nations to Stick to Vaccine Booster Plans Despite WHO Call

Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organization to hold off until more people are vaccinated around the...

Middle East

Israeli Officials, Human Rights Activists Condemn EU for Envoy Appearance a...

Israeli officials and human rights activists criticized the presence of a top European Union diplomat seated immediately behind senior leaders...

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