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Chuck Freilich

Chuck Freilich

Senior Fellow, International Security Program

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February 20, 2008

"Disavowing the Iran NIE: Smoke Screens or Smoking Guns?"

Op-Ed, Human Events

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"US policymakers, too, will have to give increasing thought to the options for living with a nuclear Iran, as well as to Israel's considerations. How the US engages with Israel and others regarding the NIE, will have a major effect on crucial decisions they will have to make in the coming months, as well as the long term prospects for containing Iran's nukes."

 

 

January 7, 2008

"Bush's Mideast Trip"

Op-Ed, Washington Times

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"Mr. Bush will also find an Israel stunned and feeling betrayed by the recent U.S. National Intelligence Estimate which concluded that Iran has suspended its military nuclear program. Israel's security establishment remains convinced that Iran is actively pursuing this option, while the public, long used to viewing Iran as an existential threat, is totally bewildered by this abrupt change."

 

 

December 2007

"Speaking about the Unspeakable: U.S.-Israeli Dialogue on Iran's Nuclear Program"

Policy Brief

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Despite the longstanding and ever-evolving "special relationship" between the United States and Israel, the two allies do not appear to have engaged in substantive discussions on key facets of their most pressing mutual concern, the Iranian nuclear threat. Specifically, there has been little if any dialogue on the possibility of military action if the diplomatic route comes to a dead end, nor on the possible means of living with a nuclear Iran should both countries decide to refrain from military action.

 

 

July 10, 2007

"Teheran's War by Proxy"

Op-Ed, Human Events

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"One cannot win a war against an aggressive, expansionist adversary, simply by fighting a limited war against its proxies."

 

 

June 20, 2007

"Olmert: Doing Herod Proud"

Op-Ed, Human Events

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"...the already comatose peace process is closer than ever to death and Israel now faces Iranian threats on virtually all fronts."

 

 

June 13, 2007

"Peace In Our Time?"

Op-Ed, Human Events

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"As yet, no one has devised a fully effective counter-terrorism policy, or for winning in Iraq, or for dealing with Iran. Indeed, there probably is no one single policy, but a cumulative combination of various different approaches."

 

 

May 2, 2007

"Olmert's Failure"

Op-Ed, Human Events

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"...democracies confront their setbacks, learn from them and make sure to be better prepared in the future...."

 

 

March 21, 2007

"Iraq: Consequences of Withdrawal"

Op-Ed, Human Events

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"With the current partisan debate on Iraq raging in Congress, it is time to consider the reality there and consequent United States' options as they truly are, not as many wish."

 

 

Autumn 2006

"National Security Decision-Making in Israel: Processes, Pathologies, and Strengths"

Journal Article, Middle East Journal, issue 4, volume 60

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

This article presents a first of its kind typology of Israeli national security decision-making processes, focusing on five primary pathologies and a number of strengths.

 

 

September 1, 2006

"Hizballah in Lebanon: The War Was Not Supposed to End This Way"

Policy Brief

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"...Israel must face up to reality, draw the appropriate conclusions, make the best of a bad situation, and now seek to turn adversity into long-term advantage. This analysis looks at how the current situation evolved, and possible future steps."

 

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