From John Burtka, Executive Director of The American Conservative:
Since his inauguration, President Trump has touted the slogan “Promises Made, Promises Kept.” Earlier this afternoon, the president kept a longstanding promise by announcing his intention to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Here at The American Conservative, our writers and editors seek to make sense of the impact this decision will have on our ability to pursue a foreign policy of realism and restraint–the foreign policy that largely shaped candidate Trump’s campaign. What are the implications for sustained Middle Eastern peace? Are American interests served by leaving the nuclear deal? How will the president’s decision affect his negotiations with North Korea?
As the answers unfold, you can be assured that we will continue our commitment to a foreign policy based on America’s vital national interests. I hope you’ll have a moment to read and share some of our recent coverage on the Iran deal, which I’ve included below. I’ve also included a link to TAC managing editor Matt Purple discussing the Iran deal on NPR’s Weekend Edition this past January.
Trump’s Obnoxious Nuclear Deal Announcement, by Daniel Larison
Mr. President, Don’t Trash the Iran Nuclear Deal, by Patrick J. Buchanan
The Stupidity of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal, by Daniel Larison
Iran’s Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again, by Scott Ritter
Did Israel Inadvertently Make Case for Staying in Nuke Agreement? by Trita Parsi
Interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Matt Purple
Lastly, be on the lookout for full analysis of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal by John Allen Gay on the TAC homepage by midday tomorrow.
Thanks always for your continued readership and support,
John A. Burtka IV
The American Conservative