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Snap-Back: A Journey Through Iranian Sanctions Evasion in Georgia

The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.

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Israeli Businesses, Fearing Pinch of Boycotts and Sanctions, Push Netanyahu on Peace

Bibi objected when Kerry warned about the costs of failing to make a peace deal, but business leaders hope he’ll listen

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The Weak Link in the Iran Fight

A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs

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It’s Wednesday: EU Consuls Endorse Hypocrisy

European Union reps recommend sanctions against settlements

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Has Iran Suddenly Changed Its Tune on Nukes?

No, probably not. But the developments are compelling.

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Daybreak: 200 Reported Killed in Syrian Town

Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Evidence of Military Program Emerges

Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Iran Has Nary a Drop of Oil to Sell

Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news

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On the Ground in the Islamic Republic

Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran

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Daybreak: Etan Patz Search Ends W/o Result

Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news

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Nuclear Diplomacy, Crazy Enough to Work?

How dry words like ‘reciprocity’ could produce a deal with Iran

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Daybreak: In Reverse, Hebron House Cleared

Plus the are-sanctions-working debate, and more in the news

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Paul the Younger Blocks Iran Sanctions

Rand, senator from Kentucky, wants anti-war clarification attached to bill

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Daybreak: Likely French Killer Cites Palestinians

Plus new Iran negotiations on horizon, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Gaza Ceasefire Tentatively Holding

Plus Israel takes credit for further sanctions, and more in the news

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Passage to India

The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?

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Daybreak: ‘Something We *Have* to Solve’

Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news

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Beat the Clock

The White House has put the squeeze on Iran with a serious sanctions regime in the past few months. But for Israel, it may be too little, too late.

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How Immediate is Iran’s Nuclear Threat?

U.S. and Israeli officials disagree over timeline, responses

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Face Off

The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.

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Daybreak: Bibi’s Plans

Plus new inspections and new sanctions, and more in the news

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Bibi Takes to Twitter to Implore China

How do you say ‘unacceptable nuclear red line’ in Mandarin?

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Iran Foes Try to Coax China

Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions

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Sundown: Israel to Occupy Lunar Territory

Plus Fayyad for prez?, Zuckerberg gets hacked, and more

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Sanctions and Maybe More

What the West and Israel are planning for Iran

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Daybreak: Police Ready for Jerusalem Day

Plus U.S. electioneering on Israel, and more in the news

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Is the Iranian Bomb a Red Herring?

Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’

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Sundown: Beck’s Jerusalem Syndrome, March

Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more

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Daybreak: Deadly Cairo Clash Tests Gov’t

Plus Obama’s new ambassador, and more in the news

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Iranian Nukes: Probably Delayed

Cutting through the last week’s thicket of rhetoric

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