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Pressure Points

Elliott Abrams discusses U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the Middle East and democracy and human rights.

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Another Death in the Afkari Case in Iran

The cellmate who told the world he had seen Navid Afkari tortured is now dead in an Iranian prison Read More

U.S. Foreign Policy
Afghanistan and the Abraham Accords
The collapse in Afghanistan helps explain why Arab states are warming up to Israel.
U.S. Foreign Policy
Afghanistan and the Abraham Accords
The collapse in Afghanistan helps explain why Arab states are warming up to Israel.
Iran
Did the “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Against Iran Fail?
Iran's reserves fell in 2020 to a startlingly low $4 billion, suggesting that the "maximum pressure" campaign was succeeding.
  • Colombia
    Why Won't Biden Call Duque?
    An American Ally is Given the Cold Shoulder
  • Israel
    Christians and Israel
    A broad group of U.S. Christian leaders reaches out to Israel's new government
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    Can Democracy Help Solve The Problem of Gaza?
    What would happen if Palestinian politics were revived?
  • Democracy
    Biden and Democracy in Nicaragua
    Despite all the speeches about the importance of human rights, the Biden administration is standing by as democracy is crushed in Nicaragua
  • United Nations
    Amidst a Global Pandemic, Another Shameful WHO Vote on Israel
    Here we are in the middle of a global pandemic, but the WHO’s annual meeting can still abandon its responsibilities and divert into an assault on Israel. This is what happened on Wednesday, May 26…
  • Israel
    Palestinian Politics After the Gaza Conflict
    Can politics replace violence and terror?