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Chuck Freilich

Chuck Freilich

Senior Fellow, International Security Program

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July 6, 2006

"Confronting Iran: A US Security Guarantee for Israel?"

Op-Ed, BitterLemons-International.org -- Middle East Roundtable, issue 25, volume 4

By Richard N. Rosecrance, Adjunct Professor; International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations and Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"A treaty would also serve as a long term foundation for US-Israel relations and ensure Israel's standing in the US in the future, at a time when the pro-Israel community may be less influential and the administration and Congress less friendly than they are at present."

 

 

April 2006

"'The Pentagon's Revenge' or Strategic Transformation: The Bush Administration's New Security Strategy"

Journal Article, Strategic Assessment, Published by Tel Aviv's Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, issue 1, volume 9

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"The strategy has four main objectives: homeland defense, defeating terrorism, preventing WMD proliferation, and developing cooperative agendas with other "centers of global power," primarily China, Russia, and India."

 

AP Photo

April 2010

The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The following study focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism facing Israel. It begins with an overview of the nature of the threat, before turning to the potential perpetrators of nuclear terrorism against Israel, possible delivery mechanisms and targets, and the specific scenarios under which the threat to Israel might materialize. The study then presents possible policy options for Israel to deal with the threat, both unilaterally and in conjunction with the United States.

 

AP Photo

April 2010

The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The following study focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism facing Israel. It begins with an overview of the nature of the threat, before turning to the potential perpetrators of nuclear terrorism against Israel, possible delivery mechanisms and targets, and the specific scenarios under which the threat to Israel might materialize. The study then presents possible policy options for Israel to deal with the threat, both unilaterally and in conjunction with the United States.

 

AP Photo

April 2010

The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The following study focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism facing Israel. It begins with an overview of the nature of the threat, before turning to the potential perpetrators of nuclear terrorism against Israel, possible delivery mechanisms and targets, and the specific scenarios under which the threat to Israel might materialize. The study then presents possible policy options for Israel to deal with the threat, both unilaterally and in conjunction with the United States.

 

March 19, 2014

"U.S.-Egyptian Relations on the Brink?"

Op-Ed, National Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"Relations with authoritarian regimes have long posed a deep dilemma for American policy, between US strategic interests and the exigencies of realpolitik—the need to deal with the world as it is, not as we want it to be—and America's democratic ideals. In the pursuit of the former, the US has long supported numerous heinous regimes, none more so than the Saudi oil theocracy, or South Korea and South Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s."

 

 

U.S. State Dept. Photo

December 6, 2013

"A Good Agreement for Israel"

Op-Ed

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"By the very nature of compromise agreements, no side achieves all of its objectives. The danger is that by insisting on our maximum position, a complete elimination of the nuclear program, we will fail to achieve that which is feasible—freezing and rolling back the program and keeping it under inspection."

 

 

Wikimedia Commons

December 3, 2013

"The Other Iranian Breakthrough"

Op-Ed, Al-Monitor

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"Israel's focus over the coming months, however, should be on an attempt to conduct an intensive and discrete dialogue with the United States and other powers involved, to ensure that the final agreement is the best one possible, given the circumstances. Unfortunately, there will not be a knockout blow and Israel will probably have to continue living with an ongoing, if greatly diminished, Iranian threat. Not the outcome we sought, but apparently better than the alternatives."

 

 

White House Photo

November 27, 2013

"Netanyahu's Finest Hour—Or Not"

Op-Ed, National Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"Netanyahu’s hard line is thus both understandable and at least partly justified, but his harsh criticism of the agreement ('a historic mistake') has been too strident, positioning Israel to look as the primary opponent of the agreement and exposing a rift with its irreplaceable ally, the United States. Moreover, in so blatantly positioning himself in opposition, he has probably undermined his own most important objective at this time—ensuring that the final agreement is the best deal possible."

 

 

November 15, 2013

"A Bad Deal on Iran?"

Op-Ed, American Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"The Obama administration maintains that the sanctions relief offered in exchange was limited and would not have undermined the basic sanctions regime, which has had a devastating effect on Iran's oil exports and access to the international financial system. It also argues, correctly, that a negotiated deal is preferable to the alternatives and the best outcome for all parties concerned, Israel and Saudi Arabia included."

 

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