Iran negotiations failing - will Iran get the bomb?

“Barack Obama made outreach to Iran the cornerstone of his policy toward that country. In his first interview as president, he declared, ‘If countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.’ In effect, though, this desperate diplomacy transformed Obama into Tehran’s useful idiot.” – Michael Rubin, AEI

In a just published piece, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Middle East expert Michael Rubin writes that President Obama’s policy of negotiating with Iran without preconditions is not producing productive results, and is only allowing Iran to buy time for their nuclear program.  With the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s nuclear program likely to be leaked this week, Iranian nuclear capability continues to grow.

Other new pieces from Rubin on Iran include:

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at AEI and a former Pentagon official whose major research area is the Middle East, with a special focus on Iran.  He has also lived and conducted research in Iran.  He can be reached at [email protected].

For additional help, other media inquiries, or to reserve AEI's in-house TV studio or ISDN facilities, please contact:

TV
Jesse Blumenthal [email protected] / 202.862.4870

Radio Michael Pratt [email protected] / 202.862.5823

Print or Web Jesse Blumenthal [email protected] / 202.862.4870, Michael Pratt at [email protected] / 202.862.5823, or Veronique Rodman at [email protected] / 202.862.4871

Follow @AEInews

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine
About the Author

 

Michael
Rubin

What's new on AEI

Poverty in America—and What to Do About It
image GDP for second quarter: Strong headline, weak innards
image Paul Ryan and the emerging conservative reform agenda in higher education
image Democrats' impeachment fixation
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 28
    MON
  • 29
    TUE
  • 30
    WED
  • 31
    THU
  • 01
    FRI
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Is Medicare's future secure? The 2014 Trustees Report

Please join AEI as the chief actuary for Medicare summarizes the report’s results, followed by a panel discussion of what those spending trends are likely to mean for seniors, taxpayers, the health industry, and federal policy.

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Watergate revisited: The reforms and the reality, 40 years later

Please join us as four of Washington’s most distinguished political observers will revisit the Watergate hearings and discuss reforms that followed.

Event Registration is Closed
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.