Jamal Abdi

Jamal Abdi is the Policy Director of the National Iranian American Council, the largest grassroots organization representing the Iranian-American community in the US. He previously worked in Congress as a Policy Advisor on foreign affairs issues. He is based in Washington, DC and blogs at www.niacINsight.com. Follow Jamal on Twitter: @jabdi

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By January 2021, the U.S. is likely to have been in material breach of the JCPOA for 32 months and will have very little credibility or leverage to insist on changes to the agreement or a grand bargain addressing all of the international community’s concerns about Iran. (Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com) Views
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Biden Can Reverse Trump’s Failures on Iran
In 2017, Donald Trump inherited a better position on Iran than any U.S. President over the last four decades, with Iran’s nuclear program restrained and an opportunity to build on a historic diplomatic accord. More than two years after Trump threw out the successful diplomatic playbook in favor of...
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The language — drafted by Reps. Keith Ellison, Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, Jan Schakowsky, Jim McGovern, and Walter Jones — amended the defense bill to state clearly that “the use of the Armed Forces against Iran is not authorized by this Act or any other Act.” (Photo: Getty) Views
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Did Congress Just Shut Down Trump’s War Plans for Iran?
In the lead-up to Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Iran deal, the President operated with near-impunity from Congress and the media. His nomination of Mike Pompeo, an avowed Iran hawk who worked tirelessly in Congress to undercut Obama’s diplomatic efforts and unravel the...
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Friday, May 15, 2015
A Summer of War or Peace with Iran
This summer, the US Senate will choose between war and peace with Iran. If the right decision is made, Obama's pending nuclear deal with Iran will be sustained and both a war and an Iranian nuclear bomb will be avoided. If the wrong vote is cast, diplomacy will collapse and the US and Iran will...
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Meet the Press Gives Netanyahu Cheney's Bully Pulpit for War
If you happened to catch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Meet the Press this past Sunday , you may have thought you were watching a rerun from ten years ago.
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