Fault Lines welcomes Rich Goldberg, former Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction for the White House National Security Council, to discuss U.S.-Iranian Policy. Rich laid out the policy of the current administration in a recent op-ed in the New York Times.
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The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 28 at 8:30 a.m. on the Trump administration's policies on Iran, Iraq and the use of force. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The hearing will be the first opportunity for lawmakers to press Pompeo on the Trump administration’s legal justification for the strike against Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here and below.
The odds are stacked against reform, but protesters have withstood tumultuous events and waves of repression.
The United States could start by clarifying its objectives.
When the secretary of state says "deterrence," it seems like he means something else.
Both sides are sending mixed messages, which can be disastrous for deterrence.
The strike on Qassem Soleimani will weaken an international ban that has been an advantage to powerful states like the United States.
While the United States prohibits assassination as a matter of national policy, not every killing violates this ban. And even if the killing did not have an international legal basis, it may not necessarily constitute an assassination under the U.S. government’s definition of the term.
The National Security Institute crew discusses the current state of affairs between Iran and the United States.